One week after this video was released, and it’s already got over 3 Million views and is making the headline news on TV stations around the US.
Bill Nye, the Science Guy, had the following to say:
Denial of evolution is unique to the United States. I mean, we’re the world’s most advanced technological — I mean, you could say Japan — but generally, the United States is where most of the innovations still happens. People still move to the United States. And that’s largely because of the intellectual capital we have, the general understanding of science. When you have a portion of the population that doesn’t believe in [evolution], it holds everybody back, 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.
So, what do you think? Are any there any creationist believing engineers or scientists out there who are offended by Bill’s assertion that the evolution guided by God is inconsistent with being able to build stuff or solve problems? Or is he just plain old RIGHT! And parents should be ashamed if they teach children to believe in something with no basis in scientific fact?