One of the main purposes of Bill Nye’s appearance in the Creation Debate with Ken Ham was to make an appeal to Americans. He is uber concerned that Christian parents are filling their children’s impressionable minds with literal, six-day creation nonsense. Mr. Nye presupposes that God doesn’t exist; therefore, it should surprise no one that he would vehemently oppose any attempt at indoctrinating children with a biblical worldview concerning origins. While this line of thinking is predictable for someone who denies God, the idea that Christian parents teaching their kids the biblical, six-day creation account in Genesis is harmful to this nation’s scientific endeavors is ridiculous on its face.
Let’s be clear. Bill Nye and his evolutionist followers are claiming that teaching kids creationism will hinder their ability to become great scientists.
So here are three questions for Mr. Nye:
- Do you mean to tell me that a chemist working on the propulsion systems of a rocket is hindered because he believes God created the earth in six days?
- Is the microbiologist who is studying the rate of infection of a bacterial strain somehow hamstrung in her work simply because she believes the Bible when it says that all humans descend from Adam and Eve?
- Will the work of an engineer who designs radio communications systems for first-responders be called into question on the basis of his belief that earth is approximately 6,000 years old?
I guess it never occurred to me that a belief in uniformitarianism was a prerequisite for scientific greatness. I guess no one told Dr. Damadian this when he revolutionized medicine by inventing the MRI. You see, Mr. Nye would have everyone believe that creationists could never make any significant contributions to modern science. His assertion is absurd and it is contradicted by the fact that very real and very credentialed and very successful scientists and engineers are out there doing incredible work. They are physicists, biologists, chemists, mathematicians, geologists, paleontologists, and surgeons.
And they somehow get by with their hokey religions and superstitious weapons.