By now I’m sure you’ll watched or at least heard Bill Nye the Science Guy’s attack on creationists. He criticized evolution “deniers,” called creationism “crazy, untenable, inconsistent” and told parents NOT to teach their children creationism saying:
“[I]f 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,” Nye says. “We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can-we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems.”
This video (and the dozens of times I saw it lauded on facebook) make me pretty mad. After all, I’m an unapologetic creationist. I do believe the world was literally created in 6 days and that God rested on the 7th. I do believe dinosaurs and people coexisted and that creatures were made with apparent age (example: Adam and Eve were created as adult humans not as babies).
So my plan was to attempt to respond to several of the points raised in this video. But to borrow a phrase from a friend: “The point I was about to make is made much smaller by the point you just made.” Instead of writing a diatribe against Nye’s video, I think I’ll let the intelligent (and non-angry) folks at Answers in Genesis handle this for me. Because I don’t think I can say it any better than they have.
Ken Ham’s response: