Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

Don't miss new Big Think videos! Subscribe by clicking here: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology. According to Bill Nye, aka "the science guy," if grownups want to "deny evolution and live 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." -- Transcript: Denial of evolution is unique to the United States. I mean, we're the world's most advanced technological—I mean, you could say Japan—but generally, the United States is where most of the innovations still happens. 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. As my old professor, Carl Sagan, said, "When you're in love you want to tell the world." So, once in a while I get people that really—or that claim—they don't believe in evolution. And my response generally is "Well, why not? Really, why not?" Your world just becomes fantastically complicated when you don't believe in evolution. I mean, 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. 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. It's just really hard a thing, it's really a hard thing. You know, in another couple of centuries that world view, I'm sure, will be, it just won't exist. There's no evidence for it. Directed / Produced by Jonathan Fowler and Elizabeth Rodd

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Fuzzo Frizzbeebot: Yes Peter Righton dossier and this imperialist blood trail. The old world one's in desperate decline bothered of mind. Their level of criminal behavior is almost unfathomable. Their mind's are not stimulated within the excepted confines of human exchange, it is all one big predator and prey game.

captain kennedi: pure ignorance

Fuzzo Frizzbeebot: Stone cold professionalism and hardened criminal's in a girly tizzy
Did not work for the Ol black guy and me between the war's thug's galore.
The whole idea is to maintain a most profitable superstitious sphere of influence.
Criminal's are conflicted and naturally superstitious. Organised criminal's

ergonomover: Unamazingly, origin of life research inches forward despite the inaudible whining of the immaterialists : "Simple peptides derived from the ribosomal core potentiate RNA polymerase ribozyme function" Shunsuke Tagami et al Nature doi:10.1038/nchem.273906 March 2017 abstract The emergence of functional interactions between nucleic acids and polypeptides was a key transition in the origin of life and remains at the heart of all biology. However, how and why simple non-coded peptides could have become critical for RNA function is unclear. Here, we show that putative ancient peptide segments from the cores of both ribosomal subunits enhance RNA polymerase ribozyme (RPR) function, as do derived homopolymeric peptides comprising lysine or the non-proteinogenic lysine analogues ornithine or, to a lesser extent, diaminobutyric acid, irrespective of chirality or chiral purity. Lysine decapeptides enhance RPR function by promoting holoenzyme assembly through primer–template docking, accelerate RPR evolution, and allow RPR-catalysed RNA synthesis at near physiological (≥1 mM) Mg2+ concentrations, enabling templated RNA synthesis within membranous protocells.

ergonomover: "Intelligent Design" creationism (IDC) is a successor to the "creation science" movement, which dates back to the 1960s.
IDC proponents usually avoid explicit references to God, attempting to present a veneer of secular scientific inquiry.
Following Phillip Johnson's lead, IDC promoters focus less on "proving" creationism and more on rejecting evolution and redefining science to make it more compatible with their version of Christianity. IDC advocates attack evolution as a way of attacking science itself because they believe it is the foundation of materialist philosophy.

ergonomover: (harvard edu suite) If true, this “metabolism first” scenario would mean that life in the universe is potentially quite common, because it doesn’t rely on an extraordinarily rare event to get the process started, Shapiro said.

“There’s nothing freaky about life; it’s a normal consequence of the laws of the universe,” Shapiro said.

Necromonger Nation: +ergonomover: ME: “But where did you get the required DNA + GENETIC CODE for neo-Darwinism to supposedly work in the first place?”
YOU: “Like everything else concerning life, these naturally underwent Darwinian evolution from less complex structures."
ME: Is that what you believe? It must be, since you provided nothing by way of an explanatory framework.

Necromonger Nation: Answers to any event in the distant past, as in the origin of life, are inherently limited to the evidence left behind.
And when I follow the available evidence where it leads, I have to account for the first living cell already equipped with integrated digital information processing systems (DIPS). It is axiomatic that any system with digital information processing capacities must trace back to intelligent origin. Intent and purpose lie behind these copying, editing, proofreading, error correcting, transmitting, and decoding systems which impose function on otherwise stagnant information.

Necromonger Nation: If you’re honest enough to simply follow the evidence wherever it leads you, an in depth study of molecular biology will show you, in no uncertain terms, that the eukaryotic cell stores coded digital information in its nucleus. You will also discover the eukaryotic cell’s integrated networks of genomic digital information processing which copies, error corrects, proofreads, transcribes, edits, transmits, and decodes all of this highly specified digital information. Our consistent, uniform experience with technology confirms that the design and instantiation of integrated networks of digital information processing is the exclusive jurisdiction of intelligent agency.

Necromonger Nation: Let's face it. OOL investigators have next to zero geological evidence to base their abiogenesis simulations on if
4.1 billion year old zircons do indeed contain biogenic carbon (Bell et al, 2015). The International Commission on Stratigraphy places earth in the HADEAN at the 4.1gya mark, and no crustal rocks are available for study from that period or earlier. Indeed, since "Earth’s known rock record extends only to ∼4 Ga, earlier periods of history are accessible only through mineral grains deposited in later sediments."

ergonomover: No-surprise news flash: NYU chemist Robert Shapiro categorically supports a natural origin of life: "Shapiro said life could have arisen in a completely different way from the spontaneous assembly of a long molecule holding genetic information. It could have started as a self-sustaining reaction involving simpler molecules that grew more complex, replicated, and eventually led to the creation of genetic material like RNA or DNA." http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2008/10/nyu-chemist-robert-shapiro-decries-rna-first-possibility/

ergonomover: "Mineral Surface Chemistry and Nanoparticle-aggregation Control Membrane Self-Assembly" Nita Sahai et al doi:10.1038/srep43418 Biophysical chemistry/Chemical origin of life 07 March 2017 Abstract (excerpt) Thus, membrane self-assembly showed rational dependence on fundamental mineral properties. Once formed, membrane permeability (integrity) was unaffected by minerals. Suggesting that, protocells could have survived on rock surfaces. These SARs may help predict the formation and survival of protocell membranes on early Earth and other rocky planets, and amphiphile-mineral interactions in diverse other phenomena.

Necromonger Nation: Human volition is NOT natural in the same way that the speed of light in a vacuum is natural.

Ethan Grant: F**k you Bill Nye, evolution is fake, my god is real ✝️

ergonomover: "New species of Brazilian copepod suggests ancient species diversification and distribution" Date: March 20, 2017 Source:
Pensoft Publishers Summary: A new species and genus of a tiny freshwater copepod has been found in the Brazilian rocky savannas, an ecosystem under heavy anthropogenic pressure. Prior to the discovery, only one genus of its subfamily had been recorded in the Neotropical region, which comes to show that related species had already spread across a huge range when the ancient supercontinent Gondwana split apart.

ergonomover: For anyone gullible enough to buy into intelligent design creationism, there's still time to apply for the (ID headquarters) Discovery Institute's 2017 summer seminar. Be warned: Seattle is experiencing a huge seaside sewage problem.
The jury is still out as to just how much of that raw sewage is coming out of the Discovery Institute.

Evotard Exterminator: Atheists cannot seem to grasp the difference between an NDE and a resurrection. Are they fools or liars or both?

Necromonger Nation: If you don't have DNA to begin with in the prokaryotic or eukaryotic cell, you can't specify the enzyme proteins needed to synthesize the DNA. But if you don't have the correct enzyme proteins to begin with, you can't synthesize the DNA needed to specify the enzyme proteins. In an OOL scenario, this is a terminal catch-22.
As Gandalf spoke to the Balrog on the bridge of Khazad-dum, "YOU CANNOT PASS!!"

Romain Gras: evolution is made up bullishit !!! sheer absurdity !!! The world was created 6500 years ago directly by God ex nihilo ! period!

boustilash: This guys looks like Lincoln! xD

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