Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

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." Don't miss new Big Think videos! Subscribe by clicking here: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 -- 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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Harper Gowans: I understand creationism is unlikely and I don't believe it but still in America there is the freedom to believe in whatever you want and that's important who is he to say what people should believe why does he care

angem1223: "It explains the world around us>" One thing Bill Nye is lacking is how it all got here. A single-celled organism didn't just pop up out of nowhere, it had to come from somewhere.
Also, just because people don't believe in evolution does not mean that they can't become scientific literate or can't become problem-solvers.

py_ro97: Bill Nye the Aethiest Guy!

ergonomover: “Science replaces private prejudice with public, verifiable evidence.”  
―     evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins

The Terminator: You have zero facts in place which lay out the full synthetic chemical pathway from simple prebiotic H2O, O2, CO2, CH3, CO, PO4, N, NH3 HCN, etc. to a living, metabolizing, dividing cell.

God Rules: And yet, deluded atheists like Stupid Flanders and ergonomover blindly buy the evolution bunk.

'The theory of evolution is part of the scientific domain, which involves accurate observation of evidence and controlled experimentation. The scientific method "is based on gathering observable, empirical and measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning. The scientific method consists of the collection of data through observation and experimentation, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses." One problem of the theory of evolution is that it has not been established using such a scientific method. Dr. Jonathan Wells says about this: "The truth is Darwinism is not a scientific theory, but a materialistic creation myth masquerading as science." Many proponents in the field of science have been selling a philosophy rather than presenting scientific evidence. The harm is done when this philosophy is proclaimed as if it were scientific fact backed by experimental or observational evidence.'

Stupid Durr: Yes Yea old devil does not care for the male female thinking machine. He much prefers his party animals he might twist into amusing party ass hat shapes. Yes what a party it is. Anway this is a female, I know it is a female, as it is going to trick me more thoroughly than any guy in a dress ever could.

Thomas Laird: Bill Nye..The Bullshit Guy

Stupid Durr: Yes the elementary particles that make up are elementary decision making and you yes you and your whole crew of you's. The mysterious drifting man cloud, yes whatever interrogator the invasionary force drifting man coarse is it a moral compass? Honestly I have no clue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0y76gV2LL4 "A nation has house's in it, not tent's" Yes superficially it sounds pretty good natured man simple. The Queen of sand piracy was about as straight talking as females ever get. And then this dirty "House" trick

Will E: The delegated are what they are, simpleton efficiency as for the discretionary authority, that is another truly complicated story. Women are not constructed of the same elementary particles Watson, of this I am quite certain.

Will E: The mind and body form a well oiled machine of correct decision making. The stance at a glance the comprehension level the dip shit stick of quickly waving overcompensating, precisely at what are we aiming? The surprise baby eye's Yes mamma's boy, this ain't your birthday. The drifting man cloud's argument with the Princess females of property. Delegated capability whom is the delegated authority of delegated capability? Mindful mice are nervous creatures by nature. Yes the mind full ones of overcompensation.

King Prophet Blake Devon Auger: And we’re not even the most advanced in the universe
And the people on Planet 🌍 X are way smarter and more advanced than us and that’s going to be here in 2030 like miko kaku has said an but #justintrudeau #trudeau got that video deleted and when I used the spiritual law to keep it posted and but nope 👎 it got tookin down

Ray Klu: My problem with creationist is: Even if you could give them definite plausible answer to why there is no God. They just stick their fingers in their ears and go LAH LAH LAH " I CAN'T HEAR YOU". Assholes.

David Robbins: Yes, infecting a child's mind with religious nonsense should and hopefully will be punishable by law one day ! After they are 21 just like alcohol and cigarettes.

Necromonger Nation: “Even a primordial cell depended upon programmed controls that could be passed on to offspring through cell division. Otherwise, the wheel would have to be re-invented with every new protocell that happenstantially formed. Not even evolution could have occurred without the heritability of programmed instructions that could mutate at the genomic level.” Abel, David L.. Primordial Prescription: The Most Plaguing Problem of Life Origin Science (p. 53). LongView Press. Kindle Edition.

ergonomover: After nearly 6 years, creationists finally control the this page, at least for the moment. They should rejoice in their pyrrhic victory. (*cue slow clap) At least 537,350 comments without a shred of positive evidence for anything supernatural, much less for a specific god described in (man-made) holy writ. Rather embarrassing from where I'm standing.

Necromonger Nation: Anyone can infer intelligent design in the first cell on Earth requiring integrated networks of digital information processing WITHOUT EVER needing to reference any ancient mythology.

Will E: Cloud speak mouse squeak

Will E: Yes a juicy little tounge Oxford's tongue dry wrung might well crumble into a dusty old intellectual fart. I have informed extra white boy to mind his quickened Oxford tongue quickness is relative of mindfulness In other words spa spa spa speed is not truly as senseless as the chaos from which it naturally springs. One two the guard of poor master and the next chosen move exit stage fright right I would suggest. Senseless sword waving tossed cloak and dagger The cloud of the Jagger, the guard of poor master.

Stupid Durr: Yes the lodges of the warrior and Lucifer's Knight light burning bright, the unworthy the impure yes you bet your ass. Yes Lucifer, the Knight light, for fearful little boy's club's hey buddy how's it hang'n ? Don't get up boy's I'm just pass'n through. Anyway this disgusting little tongue is very quick and the Ol lodge chief wants to catch it and twist it a bit, he is a highly focused dude at times.

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