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Bill Nye the Science Guy Slams Creationism

 

Bill Nye the Science Guy, host of a PBS TV science show, slammed creationism in an online video titled Creationism Is Not Appropriate for Children. Now, with more than 4 million views, the video reveals his strong evolutionary bias and his own ignorance of the creation/evolution debate, which is far from being dead, as the evolutionist would have us believe. 
The video is filled with statements like: “Denial of evolution is unique to the United States.” And “When you have a portion of the population that doesn’t believe in that (evolution), it holds everyone back, really.” Are we to believe that no other country in the world has an active creationism movement? What about the countries of South Africa, South Korea, Canada and Australia, to name a few? And just because some governments are opposed to teaching creationism in public schools does not mean that there are not very active grassroot creationism movements in these countries.
And how can one equate a belief in creationism with holding the country back? Back from what? From becoming a totally secular society by removing God from every aspect of our lives? In 2010, Mr. Nye was recognized as the “Secular Humanist of the Year”. No wonder he wants to eliminate from our children's education any indication that there might be a Creator God to whom we are accountable. With over 47% of the population believing in God and in creation, a lot of folks should be upset with Mr. Nye’s statements.
It takes far more faith to believe in evolution (yes, it is a belief and not fact, as Mr. Nye and others would have us think). I would contend that a belief in evolution has held us back from being the free nation that our founding fathers intended us to be. This false belief system is enslaving us. The full title of Charles Darwin’s book is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Yes, Darwin was racist. He believed that some races were superior to others. Taking this thinking to its logical conclusion, it is easy to see how Hitler wanted to develop a pure Aryan race of humans at the expense of ultimately everyone else – the Jew first, then the blacks, then the Christians, etc. Please do not get me wrong. I am not saying that everyone who believes in evolution wants to exterminate those who don’t. But that is where Hitler got his idea from.
Mr. Nye incorrectly equates a belief in creationism with a lack of belief or understanding of science like radioactivity, geology or landing spacecraft on Mars. Nothing could be further from the truth. No one, not even creation scientists, would deny these things. Man’s interpretation of geological, biological and radiological data, among others, can be discussed and disputed based on one’s worldview, especially when related to origins. No one was there at the beginning, so no one knows or holds to the absolute truth, not even us creationists. But we do believe that God’s Word can give us clues as to how the universe and us came about. After all, He was there!
Nye further states that, “Your world just becomes fantastically complicated when you don’t believe in evolution. . . . The idea of deep time, of this billions of years, explains so much of the world around us.” Does it? What is it about billions of years that tells us anything about how the universe, much less us, came about. Like many evolutionists, Nye seems to be confused about the distinction between observable and historical science. Observable science can be measured, modeled and repeatedly tested. Historical science cannot be tested. It tries to explain presumed past events by making assumptions and building models how these events might have come about. Let’s consider stellar evolution, for example.
Stellar evolution has never been observed to occur. That is, no stars have ever been observed to form, but about every 30 years or so, stars are seen to explode and die. But the argument goes like this. Stars (and planets with heavy elements) exist, so some time in our distant past (the more distant the better) they must have formed. No problem yet. But the story continues. The early stars that contain only the lighter elements like hydrogen and deuterium explode – first generation stars. Certain types of explosions generate heavier elements. New stars form from the heavier elements – second generation stars. These new stars eventually explode, creating even heavier elements. Over and over it goes until we have all the elements that we observe today. Thus, the need for lots of time. We can even calculate how much energy would be required to generate the heavier elements and what order and proportions they should be made of, giving a sense of structure to the model or guess. The only problem is that this is still only a model or story. It cannot be tested. Like I said before, no one has ever observed a single star forming. So there is no supporting evidence for this model/story or guess as the correct model for the origins of the universe. How is this different from believing God’s Word when it says, “And he made the stars also” on the fourth day? So having lots of time really doesn’t explain anything. It doesn’t give us a mechanism for what we see around us.
As Christians, we are commanded in Scripture to: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). If we are to do what Nye is asking, we are not only failing to train up our children but we are ensuring they will not have a foundation to their faith that will withstand the onslaught of untruth found in our educational institutions today. Their faith will fall. But this is exactly what Nye and many atheists like him are hoping. So his video and his opinions have nothing to do with science but the making of little atheists like himself.
In my opinion, Bill Nye the Science Guy should stick to explaining observable science (something he is very good at) and check his secular humanistic beliefs at the door. After all, this is exactly what the evolutionists are asking creationists to do.
This article is based on an interview broadcast by Broken Road Radio. To hear the original interview and many others on biblical creation topics, go to http://brokenroadradio.com/morning-show-september-10-2012/

Bill Nye the Science Guy, host of a PBS TV science show, slammed creationism in an online video titled Creationism Is Not Appropriate for Children. Now, with more than 4 million views, the video reveals his strong evolutionary bias and his own ignorance of the creation/evolution debate, which is far from being dead, as the evolutionist would have us believe. 

The video is filled with statements like: “Denial of evolution is unique to the United States.” And “When you have a portion of the population that doesn’t believe in that (evolution), it holds everyone back, really.” Are we to believe that no other country in the world has an active creationism movement? What about the countries of South Africa, South Korea, Canada and Australia, to name a few? And just because some governments are opposed to teaching creationism in public schools does not mean that there are not very active grassroot creationism movements in these countries.

And how can one equate a belief in creationism with holding the country back? Back from what? From becoming a totally secular society by removing God from every aspect of our lives? In 2010, Mr. Nye was recognized as the “Secular Humanist of the Year”. No wonder he wants to eliminate from our children's education any indication that there might be a Creator God to whom we are accountable. With over 47% of the population believing in God and in creation, a lot of folks should be upset with Mr. Nye’s statements.

It takes far more faith to believe in evolution (yes, it is a belief and not fact, as Mr. Nye and others would have us think). I would contend that a belief in evolution has held us back from being the free nation that our founding fathers intended us to be. This false belief system is enslaving us. The full title of Charles Darwin’s book is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Yes, Darwin was racist. He believed that some races were superior to others. Taking this thinking to its logical conclusion, it is easy to see how Hitler wanted to develop a pure Aryan race of humans at the expense of ultimately everyone else – the Jew first, then the blacks, then the Christians, etc. Please do not get me wrong. I am not saying that everyone who believes in evolution wants to exterminate those who don’t. But that is where Hitler got his idea from.

Mr. Nye incorrectly equates a belief in creationism with a lack of belief or understanding of science like radioactivity, geology or landing spacecraft on Mars. Nothing could be further from the truth. No one, not even creation scientists, would deny these things. Man’s interpretation of geological, biological and radiological data, among others, can be discussed and disputed based on one’s worldview, especially when related to origins. No one was there at the beginning, so no one knows or holds to the absolute truth, not even us creationists. But we do believe that God’s Word can give us clues as to how the universe and us came about. After all, He was there!

Nye further states that, “Your world just becomes fantastically complicated when you don’t believe in evolution.... The idea of deep time, of this billions of years, explains so much of the world around us.” Does it? What is it about billions of years that tells us anything about how the universe, much less us, came about?Like many evolutionists, Nye seems to be confused about the distinction between observable and historical science. Observable science can be measured, modeled and repeatedly tested. Historical science cannot be tested. It tries to explain presumed past events by making assumptions and building models how these events might have come about. Let’s consider stellar evolution, for example.

Stellar evolution has never been observed to occur. That is, no stars have ever been observed to form, but about every 30 years or so, stars are seen to explode and die. But the argument goes like this. Stars (and planets with heavy elements) exist, so some time in our distant past (the more distant the better) they must have formed. No problem yet. But the story continues. The early stars that contain only the lighter elements like hydrogen and deuterium explode – first generation stars. Certain types of explosions generate heavier elements. New stars form from the heavier elements – second generation stars. These new stars eventually explode, creating even heavier elements. Over and over it goes until we have all the elements that we observe today. Thus, the need for lots of time. We can even calculate how much energy would be required to generate the heavier elements and what order and proportions they should be made of, giving a sense of structure to the model or guess. The only problem is that this is still only a model or story. It cannot be tested. Like I said before, no one has ever observed a single star forming. So there is no supporting evidence for this model/story or guess as the correct model for the origins of the universe. How is this different from believing God’s Word when it says, “And he made the stars also” on the fourth day? So having lots of time really doesn’t explain anything. It doesn’t give us a mechanism for what we see around us.

As Christians, we are commanded in Scripture to: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). If we are to do what Nye is asking, we are not only failing to train up our children but we are ensuring they will not have a foundation to their faith that will withstand the onslaught of untruth found in our educational institutions today. Their faith will fall. But this is exactly what Nye and many atheists like him are hoping. So his video and his opinions have nothing to do with science but the making of little atheists like himself.

In my opinion, Bill Nye the Science Guy should stick to explaining observable science (something he is very good at) and check his secular humanistic beliefs at the door. After all, this is exactly what the evolutionists are asking creationists to do.

This article by Creation Moments Board Member Dr. Don Clark is based on an interview broadcast by Broken Road Radio. To hear the original interview and many others on biblical creation topics, go to http://brokenroadradio.com/morning-show-september-10-2012/

 

Comments

Creation isn't appropriate for children? I suppose God isn't appropriate, either. So if God's not appropriate, then that means children should not be taught to be honest, fair, and compassionate to others. I have heard all the arguments about how man came up with ethics, but man's so-called ethics are just flexible behaviors that change when the mood strikes. Don't hand me that garbage about how man came up with righteousness. Man is a self-centered, egotistical jerk. Most men operate by breaking God's laws. They certainly didn't write God's laws, although it is true they have tried to eliminate them.

Don't be deceived. The entire reason Mr. Nye and others like him object to the teaching of creation is because they want to disobey God without feeling uncomfortable about the consequences. They think they can eliminate their conscience by pretending God doesn't exist and teaching others to ignore facts and go with a non-God theory.

By the way, creation is historical fact. It is not an "ism," which is a denotation for philosophies and theories. Again, creation is historical fact. It should never have an "ism" added on. Add the "ism" to evolution, which is a theory so bereft of fact that only a really illogical person could ever believe it.

"Man is a self-centered, egotistical jerk"

Speak for yourself, sir. Most people I know are very nice people, whether or not they believe in God.

I think you missed the initial point completely. He was not just making mention of Bill Nye.

"The full title of Charles Darwin’s book is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life."

If you had read the book you would have known that On the Origin of Species never mentioned human evolution. Darwin was using the word "races" as meaning "species", not human races.

Darwin, by the way, spoke out strongly against slavery when Christians were using the Bible to justify slavery.

"Like I said before, no one has ever observed a single star forming."

In this vast universe scientists can see stars in difference stages of their development. They are seeing a natural process. Stars were not magically created out of nothing. There is no magic in the universe.

You belong to a Dark Ages cult. How much longer can your anti-science fantasies survive in a world of never ending scientific progress?

Bob, you are speaking without doing your research. There is so much real science in the realm of Creation that to start the list would be difficult. It seems as though you are speaking the dogma of an atheist. Consider reading a good book on Creationism, easily found on Amazon.

The context of what Billy Nye said was biased and ignorant. Of course, what I refer to, the context of he said is this article. To clarify, this Creationist article is obviously biased and ignorant. The only "bias" Nye has is the opinion that is SUPPORTED by facts, evidence. "How do you reckon?" Here, I'll provide EVIDENCE: 1. the article is written on a website titled "CreationMoments". Wow! A pro-Creationist article on a Creationist website. That isn't biased at all! (That was sarcasm, by the way). 2. The article calls evolution a belief. Sorry to upset you, but just because something is called a "theory" in scientific terms, does not conclude that a lack of evidence is involved. Actually in those scientific terms, a "theory" EXPLAINS an observation. Evolution is a fact and theory. Evolution happens. To you, to me, to every living animal and plant and bacteria and virus on this planet, and plausibly, others.

You have absolutely no basis for your argument. YOU are the ignorant. Have you ever stopped to consider this: had you been born ANYWHERE ELSE on this earth, you'd probably believe something entirely different? Born in Egypt? You'd be Muslim. India? Hindu. Greece? Orthodox Christian.

After over 100 years and thousands upon of thousands of fossils, where are the transitional fossils?

There are born again Christians in Egypt and in every country even if it is muslim or Orthodox Christian.So being born in any other country doesn't guarantee you will not be Christian.