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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Why, Bill Nye?

Bill Nye, the science guy, has worked hard at making science fun for kids. Now he's decided to move on. In a recent You Tube video (below), he decided to take on a much bigger audience -- anyone who believes the Bible. His premise is that evolution is fundamental to life science. If you deny evolution, you are holding back science, holding back reason, putting a stop to any intelligence at all, really.
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.
Really? Apparently he's unaware that modern science was forged by Christians who thought that a rational God would make a rational universe and humans wishing to know Him better ought to study His world to sort of "think God's thoughts after Him". Indeed, science itself isn't convinced. The headline reads, "Noted Atheist Philosopher Thomas Nagel: 'Defenders of Intelligent Design Deserve Our Gratitude'" and agrees that science is having a hard time coming up with answers to these big questions. Darwinism has already been trashed and replaced with neo-Darwinism which has its own set of problems. Indeed there is more than one well-educated scientist out there asking tough questions of the populist view of Evolution without getting satisfactory answers except the same type of thing that Nye offers here. "Believe what you want, but don't pass it on to anyone else." Or worse.

Bill Nye concludes with this:
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.
Interesting call. Too bad he won't be around to find out if it's true. Unfortunately, there are only two possibilities here. Either he is right and Christianity with all its evidence and following is a 2000-year-old lie, or Bill is going to find out the hard way that he was wrong about that. I pray he will go with the other option -- a change of heart.

After you spend a moment praying for Bill Nye and others like him, take a moment to consider this question. Mr. Nye is concerned that we will need "scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future", which, by his definition, do not believe in Creation. Now, for more than 2 centuries this country has been voting and paying taxes with a largely Creationist belief system. So what is it, do you suppose, that Mr. Nye foresees will be voted on that requires an atheistic view of the origins of the universe?


David said...

I saw this video a couple weeks ago and was none too pleased. I grew up enjoying Bill Nye, the science guy. He was able to explain many things clearly enough to be understood by children, and intelligently enough to be educational to adults. One of my college classes even used some of his videos to help learn about meteorological events.

And now, for him to be saying something so hateful, bigoted, arrogant, and ignorant as this. It is disappointing. Any scientist that denies the necessary influences of theism and Christianity has clearly ignored history and loses a lot of credibility to me. Yes, as a political power the church (specifically the Holy Catholic Church) has made many stupid choices when it came to science, but they weren't nearly as bad as the atheists make them out to be, and without Christianity we wouldn't have many of the fundamental laws laid out like we do. In fact, in my opinion, atheism is completely opposed to scientific progress if they were being truthful. It is not rational for chaos to create order. Plain and simple. Every evolutionist cannot escape terms like design or purpose.

And to say that we all will know in a 100 years that Creation is a myth because of the evidence is just blind talk. Evolution (specifically evolutionary origins) is no more provable than Creation. The only way that Evolutionary Origin could be proved is for someone to be able to create something out of nothing, or the very least create life.

Bill Nye's, and those that agree with him, comments are not helpful in any way in the advancement of science, politics, life. Luckily, it isn't science that gets us into heaven, but God, and God won't be stopping His work in believers even if the universe continues for another million years.

Dan said...

Man as God

Dan said...

Namely: Obama