Monday, August 27, 2012
Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children
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. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can—we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems.
MY COMMENT: One thing that still puzzles me is the ability of many very intelligent individuals to deny the full elegance of Darwinian evolution. I think theistic evolutionists, as found for example in the Roman Catholic Church, are the most puzzling. They can understand the process of genetic mutation and natural selection, the age of the earth, the fossil record, molecular biology, etc, yet persist in the superfluous belief that a god is necessary to orchestrate the process. This brand of creationism is odd to me.