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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Kittymittens Knit'n: Yes ol Socrates and his children trapped and child whored with and almost hysterical need to be adored. A very effective formula for mind control.

Kittymittens Knit'n: Literally fighting the hypocracy in horse trading The art of it in other's word's Hmmm Doe's that really make much literal sense?

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Spinko Kerplinko: You say no the pervert say's yes There is more than one way to say no There is more than one way to say yes
Not all pervert's are stupid in other word's when it come's to obstacles placed in the perverted path. Yes little sport'n fellow's, are not we something with are little no yes yes no mind games.

jebstuart: Aron Ra posted a challenge a while back - Find me one noted evolutionary proponent who lied in support of their premise. And find me one noted creationist who didn't.

jebstuart: You just don't get it, Stuart, that there just is no 'alternative' to that which doesn't even exist, and abiogenesis cannot be shown to have occurred"
No alternative, miss? So you don't have one either? We have no origins, therefore we don't exist? I see. Talk us through this idea of yours.

Gary Bell: The Theory of Evolution explains the origins of all past and present life on Earth except for one naturally self replicating cell more than 3.5 billion years ago, the Theory of Evolution is the only explanation for the origins of our planets biosphere.

jebstuart: We used to thank the Lord for his blessed miracle that children looked like their parents. Then we discovered the reason was DNA, not miracles.
Nowadays, there's still some that thank the Lord for the blessed miracle of DNA.
Some even go so far as to thank him for the molecules that comprise DNA.

jebstuart: The parsimonious reasoning behind science is not only that there is no reason to insert a supernatural cause or guide into our research, but that there is a requirement that any such beings refrain from conducting miracles while we're investigating. Thank you.

Gary Bell: The human family tree, we're proudly great apes from the family Hominidae: 
http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-family-tree

jebstuart: Still waiting for anyone to demonstrate how a supernatural entity supposedly devised/invented/developed/instantiated a totally novel and exceptional form of chemistry - biochemistry - when all it had to work with was physical chemistry and organic chemistry. (and miracles)

jebstuart: "So who gives a rip about taxonomy at a baseball game?" Giggles Bonito
"Good point" jebstuart.

Gary Bell: Every process, every explanation and every description of our universe is 100% natural, nothing supernatural has ever been discovered, the obvious splinter poking out of every creationists eye.

事実は事実です: Still waiting for anyone to demonstrate how nature supposedly devised/invented/developed/instantiated a totally novel and exceptional form of chemistry - biochemistry - when all it had to work with was physical chemistry and organic chemistry.

事実は事実です: It is irrelevant that mutations aren't designed, since they have no direct connection with why the fossil record appears the way it does. Thanks for reminding us of that.

事実は事実です: "So who gives a rip about taxonomy at a baseball game? Good point."
- jebstuart

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