Bill Nye, the man that many have named “The Science Guy” has launched efforts condemning Christian groups that cast doubt on the religion of evolution and lawmakers who want schools to teach Creation science in the classroom.
While Biblical Christians view the account in Genesis as literal history in which God created all things in the space of six days, men like Nye attempt to answer origins with “science.” The problem they face is that they are just as much engaged in faith-based conclusions as Christians. The only problem is they have fallen for the fallacy of induction as pertains to origins which cannot be proved as true. This is why evolution is continued to be termed a theory.
“The Earth is not 6,000 or 10,000 years old. It’s not. And if that conflicts with your beliefs, I strongly feel you should question your beliefs.”
“If we raise a generation of students who don’t believe in the process of science, who think everything that we’ve come to know about nature and the universe can be dismissed by a few sentences translated into English from some ancient text, you’re not going to continue to innovate.”
“I can see where one gets so caught up in this (debate) that you say something that will galvanize people in a bad way, that will make them hate you forever,” he said. “But I emphasize that I’m not questioning someone’s religion _ much of that is how you were brought up.”
Well Nye is entitled to his opinion. He cannot prove the age of the earth. For him to do so would mean that he knows exactly how things progressed through all of history and at the same rate. In fact, he would have to have been around in the beginning and sorry Mr. Nye, you are about 6,000 years too late.
Answers in Genesis, a Christian apologetics group, established the Creation Museum in Kentucky and seeks to give an answer of the truth of the Bible in regards to Creation and origins countered Nye’s claims stating, “children should be exposed to both ideas concerning our past.”
While Nye mocked Christians who believe in Creation saying, “What I find troubling, when you listen to these people … once in a while I get the impression that they’re not kidding,” Answers in Genesis co-founder Ken Ham refuted Nye’s claims by saying “We say the only dating method that is absolute is the Word of God. Time is the crucial factor for Bill Nye. Without the time of millions of years, you can’t postulate evolution change.”
Watch Ken Ham’s response to Bill Nye below: