Bill Nye In The News For Crushing Evolution DeniersPosted by Phil Ferguson on August 27th, 2012 – Comments Off – Posted in Uncategorized
I put up this video just a few days ago. Now ABC news had done a story about.
In a clip posted to online knowledge forum Big Think via YouTube, former children’s show host Bill Nye spoke out against the denial of evolution, saying such views harm young people especially and hamper scientific progress.
In the clip, Nye praises the United States for its contribution to technological innovation, but says that the denial of evolution is unique to the country.
Well, they have them in other countries but every one recognizes that they are nuts!
“People still move to the United States. And that’s largely because of the intellectual capital we have, the general understanding of science,”
“When you have a portion of the population that doesn’t believe in that, it holds everybody back, really.
“Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology. It’s like, it’s very much analogous to trying to do geology without believing in tectonic plates. You’re just not going to get the right answer. Your whole world is just going to be a mystery instead of an exciting place…”
Creationism is wrong and more people need to step up and say it.
In the clip, Nye said that one’s “world just becomes fantastically complicated when you don’t believe in evolution.”
Complicated? Maybe distorted is a better word.
“Here are these ancient dinosaur bones or fossils, here is radioactivity, here are distant stars that are just like our star but they’re at a different point in their lifecycle. The idea of deep time, of this billions of years, explains so much of the world around us. If you try to ignore that, your world view just becomes crazy, just untenable, itself inconsistent…”
Talk to me Bill!
“And I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine, but don’t make your kids do it because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can — we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems.”
Religious people cannot do that. They just fall back to “god did it” and the brain shuts down. Religion is a virus and we need some strong medicine to wipe it out.