Skip to comments.‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye Blasts Evolution ‘Deniers’
Posted on 08/28/2012 11:53:12 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Bill Nye used to be The Science Guy on PBS. Now hes just a godless hater.
The former host of the educational TV show targeted to preteens, which aired from 1993 to 1998, said this week that those of us who believe that God created man and woman are idiots. And that we ought not pass along that belief to our children.
I say to the grownups, Nye condescended, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, your world thats inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, thats fine. But dont make your kids do it.
Because, said Nye, who places his faith in Darwin, rather than God, We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future.
As I considered Nyes remarks, I wondered if he passed along his thoughts on evolution to Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, who presided over The Science Guys quicky marriage back in 2006 (which lasted a mere seven weeks before ending in a decidedly weird, decidedly ugly breakup).
What does it say about Nyes integrity that he stood before a pastor who absolutely believes the creation story set forth in the Book of Genesis; that he exchanged marriage vows with his seven-week bride before a God in Whom he doesnt believe?
Yet, he presumes to tell the rest of us what we should teach our children.
And while Nye may be scientifically literate, notwithstanding that he has no formal scientific education, he is not nearly as infallible as he makes himself out to be.
Just last year, in fact, The Science Guy demonstrated his scientific shortcomings when he appeared on CNN to discuss damage sustained by a Japanese nuclear plant in the wake of a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Nye stated, incorrectly, that cesium is used to slow and control the nuclear reaction. But as any nuclear scientist would tell him, cesium is a nuclear fission product, not a control rod material.
Nye also stated, incorrectly, that the nuclear reactor involved in the Three Mile Island accident was still online.
And The Science Guy erred in telling CNN viewers that use of boron to slow the nuclear reaction is uncommon, when, in fact, boron-10 is commonly used in control rods and is circulated in the coolant of most, if not all, reactors in this country.
Now, the average CNN viewer could not be expected to know these things. But Nye, the so-called Science Guy, should have known better. Especially if he was going to discuss the subject on national TV.
It obviously doesnt occur to Nye that, if he was dead wrong on nuclear energy, he could be just as wrong on evolution.
Otherwise the former Science Guy wouldnt be so contemptuous of those of who are not scientific illiterates; who simply find less believable the science-fiction that ape transmogrified into man, than the Bibles explanation that all-powerful God created man.
I used to watch this idiot in Seattle’s ALMOST LIVE back in the 90’s when I was a kid, and that Seattle show came before SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. He was a hoot.
Now he’s an idiot. Everyone of his science experiments were elementary-school grade stuff, but when it came to high school physics, my old classmate who is on the JPL staff told me years ago they used to laugh at Nye because he was teaching them the wrong fundamentals of science on his show.
He couldn’t hold a candle to Julius Sumner Miller...this guy was the real deal. I even got my kids hooked on watching his old videos.
Shannon’s theory of information trumps Darwin on evolution.
DNA aka living code does not write itself nor can it re-write itself for new and improved functions and life forms.
Center for Scientific Creation - In the Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood
Mr. Nye chose to make an argument from authority. In so doing, he made his lack of authority a central issue.
I am unsure of what uncomfortable truth you are speaking.
Wait just a second! Given enough time, it's entirely possible that the probablistic forces of materialistic evolution could produce control rods made of cesium that would work. After all, given enough time, anything can happen!
Evolution came from Greek philosophers such as Anaximater of Miletus; he first proposed that all life started in the hydrosphere and gradually moved to live in the atmosphere. Daoism also has the notion of “constant transformation” of living beings. Merely acknowledging the spiritual realm does not mean believing in the truth about it.
Science mumbo jumbo is why Americans live in comfort and prosperity (Obama's efforts to the contrary notwithstanding). If you want your children to be free from science mumbo jumbo, you might consider enrolling them in school in Afghanistan or large parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
Like lactose tolerance?
ah but he really is saying without him knowing that we do need a male and a female to reproduce not two homosexuals.
So if he is stating for nature and Darwin then he is still saying one man and one woman is need to reproduce in order for the human species to survive.
The left really are dumb, no matter how they go about their agenda they still get back to a male and a female not two males for reproduction.
While it may be mumbo jumbo, evolution isn't really "science."
but it takes a male an a female to reproduce for the human species to carry on.
Guess he’s saying homosexuals are doing what nature did not intend for them to do.
Since Nye is using observation as his argumentative basis, he must not have a brain since we can’t observe it.
Nice try, but bogus. Information theory is not applicable to evolutionary models because there is no pre-stated alphabet of biological features.
Just saw on Drudge that archealogists are now studying 230 million year old mites encased in amber. Other than the fact that these mites ate confiers (which most modern mites do not) the old and current are basically the same. There are multiple species of insects and animals (crocodiles for one) that are largely unchanged for millions of years. Are we to believe that evolution is selective as to which species are evolved, or that some species reached the height of a suposedly ever changing system? The “evolution” of dominant genes can explain why there are less redheads in the world today but as for turning monkeys into men, the theory has just too many holes to be put forth as certainty.
The uncomfortable truth is the massive amount of evidence that contradicts the bible version of creation. There is massive amounts of evidence for the process of evolution acting over many billions of years. Science can describe the mechanism of evolution to a certain extent but it can not explain why there is life. What the evidence does, categorically, is contradict the young earth creation story of the bible. The theory of evolution does not preclude the possibility of intelligent design but it does preclude the biblical account, taken literally. To dismiss that evidence is willful blindness to facts of reality.
Hey Bill Nye - Crocodile and Sharks buddy, Crocodiles and Sharks.
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