Bill Nye the Science Guy Is Not a Creationism Guy

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Aug. 27 2012 2:03 PM

Bill Nye the Science Guy Is Not a Creationism Guy

You may be shocked to learn that Bill Nye the Science Guy has pretty much had it with creationism in the United States. 

Speaking out in a video for Big Think, Nye laments that in a country as scientifically advanced as the United States, evolution takes a backseat to creationism in some schools. And he's asking adults not to push their misguided worldview on children because, he said, "We need them. Your world just becomes fantastically complicated when you don't believe in evolution. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future."

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Nye is hopeful that in another couple of centuries, creationism's "worldview won't exist ... there's just no evidence for it." A couple of centuries isn’t too long to wait, right? You know, just how long it took for the Catholic Church to finally issue an apology to Galileo for that whole earth around the sun thing.

Video by Jim Festante.

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