And 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.”
- Bill Nye, CNN: Bill Nye slams creationism
Nothing like learning about the entire history of the Universe, biology, what is and isn’t science, and what is best for your own kids than listening to a mechanical engineer/actor who doesn’t have any children! (While such qualifications don’t limit his right to his opinion, they certainly imply that we should consider his opinions for what they are: his opinions.)
GOOD NEW / BAD NEWS
The Good New: I’m happy to report that the CNN article above sparked over 14,000 comments!
The Bad News: 13,237 of them are Bill Nye cheerleaders calling creationists “stoopid”.
Here’s a fantastic commentary by creationist Dr. David Menton on Issues, Etc.: 2012/08/30 Does Creationism Hurt Children? Responding to Bill Nye
And here’s a fantastic blog entry about this very subject: True Horizon Blog: Don’t Buy “The Science Guy”. In it, the author shows that truth of that new old saying, “A good TV host and a once stand-up comic do not a good scientist make.”