Bill Nye on creationism critique: I’m not attacking religion
Posted by Mr DoctorE on August 29, 2012
Nothing kills Christianity faster than Creationism
Known by many people as “Bill Nye the Science Guy” from his popular TV show, Nye’s BigThink.com video called “Creationism is Not Appropriate for Children” says adults who deny evolution and teach a literal biblical view are hurting America’s future.
The video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times in just five days.
On “CBS This Morning,” Nye said, “You can believe what you want religiously. Religion is one thing, but science, provable science is something else. My concern is you don’t want people growing up not believing in radioactivity, not believing in geology and deep time. You don’t want people in the United States growing up without the expectation that we can land spacecraft on Mars. You want people to believe in science, this process, this great idea that humans had to discover more about the universe and our place in it, our place in space. And I really want to emphasize, I’m not attacking anybody’s religion, but science, if you go to a museum and you see fossil dinosaur bones, they came from somewhere, and we have by diligent investigation have determined that the earth is 4.54 billion years old. The sun is a star, like all the other stars you see in the sky, and we are made of the same stuff. This is wonderful! This is fantastic discoveries that fill me with reverence, make me excited.
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