You might want to pray for Bill Nye. Although he is not as vocal an atheist as Richard Dawkins or P.Z. Myers, he is a dedicated humanist and fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Of late, Bill Nye has become a defender of Darwinian Evolution and a vocal opponent of creationism.
Bill Nye: career
His career has included a successful stint as an American science educator. He is best known as the host of the Disney/PBS children’s science show Bill Nye the Science Guy and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator. Nye studied mechanical engineering at Cornell University where one of his professors was Carl Sagan. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1977. In May 2008, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by The Johns Hopkins University. In May 2011, he received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Willamette University, where he was the keynote speaker for that year’s commencement exercises (Wikipedia, 2012)
I can only surmise that years of indoctrination by the evolutionary faithful has convinced Bill Nye (and other atheistic evolutionists) that this purely materialistic explanation is actually the truth. It makes sense that indoctrination, e.g. the exclusive teaching of Darwin’s theory without allowing any criticism or alternative explanations to be made, would cause many to become brainwashed. Contrary to the laws of nature, devotees of Darwin will believe that life can spontaneously arise from inorganic matter, as long as the magic ingredient of billions of years of time is factored into the mix.
Atheistic origin and what it implies
Whether you believe in the serendipitous molecules-to-men version of evolution or the sci-fi version, where aliens seeded the universe with life as suggested by Crick and Orgel (1973) in their paper on the subject of Directed Panspermia, condemning those who believe that a creation logically requires a Creator can be somewhat amusing. It should be noted that Francis Crick, along with co-discover J.D. Watson, were the first to discover the double helical structure of the DNA molecule. Crick, however, could not believe that the intricate complexity of DNA could have arisen by purely evolutionary means, and this resulted in his faith in an extraterrestrial source of the building blocks of life.
These evolutionary flights of fancy are paraded around as serious alternative explanations to “In the beginning God created….” Gen. 1:1, but the results of indoctrinating students with a godless and purely materialistic worldview has yielded some horrific results. It is a matter of record, that one of the Columbine murderers, Eric Harris, was wearing a tee shirt with “Natural Selection” emblazoned on it. Where did Harris and Klebold get the idea that they had the right to kill their fellow students? Harris seemed to feel superior to everyone — he once wrote,
I feel like God and I wish I was, having everyone being OFFICIALLY lower than me. I already know that I am higher than most anyone in the f—ing welt [German: world] in terms of universal Intelligence, (Langman, 2009; Topo, 2009).
His comments were not limited to delusions of grandeur as the this final thought indicates,
YOU KNOW WHAT I LOVE!!!? Natural SELECTION!!!!!!!!! God damn it’s the best thing that ever happened to the Earth. Getting rid of all the stupid and weak organisms….but its all natural!!! YES! I wish the government would just take off every warning label. So then all the dumbasses would either severely hurt themselves or DIE! And boom, no more dumbasses (Langman, 2009).
If a lesson can be learned from Harris and Klebold, perhaps we should be focused on those who are being marginalized and bullied by their peers. The gospel is a message of hope and redemption. Maybe we should stop indoctrinating them with demeaning messages gleaned from an evolutionary and purely humanistic mantra. It would be better if we were more circumspect concerning what we teach our children. When we remove the biblical model of man being created in the image of his Creator with the noble instruction to love God and their fellow man, replacing it with a godless, purely materialistic model devoid of real meaning and purpose, it will not bode well for our children. Removing the Bible and prayer from public schools and replacing them with metal detectors has resulted in an increase in student on student assaults. This is a direct result (and the bitter fruit) of this godless policy. As progressively minded people twist the freedom of religion into the freedom from religion via a thoroughly bogus interpretation of the constitution, Columbine type massacres continue. What we teach our children has serious consequences in the real world. Evidently, Bill Nye thinks teaching children that a creation requires a Creator, and that the Creator has a plan for those He has created, will damage them and others.
Bill Nye: Creationism Not Appropriate for Children
This cautionary tale gives us another reason to pray for Bill Nye and others who think they are more intelligent and logical or more astute than those who disagree with them. Bill Nye is asking parents not to teach creationism to their children. Under the title “Creationism is Not Appropriate for Children,” Bill Nye opines:
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.
Nye continues to tell us that teaching creationism is, “completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe” (NCSE, 2012). Statements like these are so far from reality that one must ask if Bill Nye and other dedicated evolutionists if they would consider the scientists who were dedicated creationists to be, as he puts it, on par with believing that the earth is flat.
Is Bill Nye oblivious to the fact that everything we observe in nature supports the biblical version of creation as recorded in the book of Genesis? He seems to be willfully ignorant that the observational evidence contradicts the evolutionary model. Every living organism reproduces itself according to its own baramin (biblical kind). All living organisms are genetically pre-programmed (in their DNA) by their Creator so they can fulfill God’s instructions to be fruitful and multiply. These instructions appear “in the beginning,” (Gen. 1:22 & 28), and they are repeated after the worldwide cataclysmic flood in the days of Noah, (Gen. 8:17, 9:1 & 7). They are given again with regard to the offspring of the children of Abraham, both Ishmael, (Gen. 17:20) and Isaac’s blessing of Jacob, (Gen. 28:3), God’s blessing Jacob, (Gen. 35:11), and Jacob’s blessing of Joseph and his sons, (Gen. 48:4).
I would posit that Bill Nye and other dogmatic evolutionists are very well aware of these facts, but choose to ignore them when they glibly repeat Carl Sagan’s musing that “we are the stuff of stars,” (Wikiquote, 2012). Did I mention that Bill Nye was a devotee of Professor Sagan? Bill Nye speaks fondly of his past professor and quotes him in the aforementioned video. That seems to be a common connection made by evolutionists, e.g. that the Big Bang produced stars. Stars have hydrogen in them; people have hydrogen in them, so ergo, people come from stars. Well, if that is not a “just so” story, I do not know what is. But when the book of Genesis tells us that God created man out of dirt and breathed life into him, these same purveyors of evolutionary dogma are not only mute, they become livid at the concept that we should allow children to hear this alternative explanation in the science classroom. It does not seem to matter that science confirms that our bodies contain many of the same elements found in the earth’s crust, not only hydrogen. If God is involved, it cannot be of scientific merit, but you can say almost anything, as long as it does not infer a Creator or Intelligent Designer.
Bill Nye went on to argue that denial of evolution is “unique to the United States.” This statement alone shows that many evolutionists are either willfully ignorant of the number of Creationists groups worldwide or, as Nye implies, they really think that those who oppose their views are a fringe group limited to only one geographical location. It took me less than ten seconds to locate a website that compiles a directory of creationist groups in the United States and worldwide (CRS, 2012). Mr. Nye is correct concerning the fact that most creationist organizations are located in the United States, e.g. 128 in total with 18 in the state of California alone. In the 28 countries listed on this website, the international creationists groups numbered 56 with at least one creationist organization in every country listed (CRS, 2012).
It is significant that Bill Nye is a dedicated humanist and a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, (the above noted picture has him receiving this group’s “In Praise of Reason” award). This group of like-minded atheists abhor the fact that creationism is still promoted as a reasonable alternative explanation to their over version of reality. Over the past 30 years, Gallup Polls have consistently shown that most Americans believe that God created them in His image and they favor teaching alternative explanations along with Darwin’s theory (Keeter, 2009). In contrast to people of faith, atheists propose a reality where there is no power greater than man. From their point of view, man is the apex of the evolutionary process, the most advanced creature that sits at the top of the food chain. All who disagree are thought to be little more science illiterates and/or misguided religious nuts.
In the video, BIll Nye, a mechanical engineer, compares young earth creationists to those who would continue to believe the earth is flat. This is a common accusation intended to characterize creationists as believing absurdities. When asked why, Bill Nye falls back on the old excuse that he and his fellow evolutionists have not done a good job in teaching evolution to their students (Gilgoff, 2012).
According to CNN, data collected by the Gallup Poll throughout the past three decades show that a majority of Americans do not believe in atheistic evolution:
In June [the Gallup Poll] released its latest findings, which showed 46% of Americans believed in creationism, 32% believed in evolution guided by God, and 15% believed in atheistic evolution. During the 30 years Gallup has conducted the survey, creationism has remained far and away the most popular answer, with 40% to 47% of Americans surveyed saying they believed that God created humans in their present form at one point within the past 10,000 years (Merica, 20120).
Bill Nye went on to say the denial of evolution can be harmful to young people and urged adults who believe in creationism to allow their children to be open to the exploration of other ideas:
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 (Nye, 2012).
It is here that the elitism and pride of Bill Nye is revealed for all to see. If you disagree with him, you are scientifically illiterate and of little value. Perhaps he wants people to take pass some test so he can know if the voter can pass muster. I would add that it is the indoctrination of evolutionary teaching in the life of Bill Nye that causes him pontificate that a denial of Darwin’s Theory is “completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe.”
When you deny the Creator, you are denying the Savior.
Col. 1:16-21. It is the pride of men that causes them to remain spiritually blind.
The Bible repeatedly confirms this truth,
Surely, He scorns the scornful, But gives grace to the humble, Prov. 3:34; James 4:6; I Peter 5:5.
It seems that Bill Nye’s prideful statements put him in jeopardy where God’s grace (unmerited favor) revealed in the gospel is concerned. But God understands that the pride of man is a stumbling block where the gospel is concerned, so often He allows a humbling to take place, circumstances in a person’s life to cause them to seek Him and His righteousness. The gospel of God’s grace, God’s Righteousness At Christ’s Expense (GRACE), offers God’s solution to the sin problem of man all who by the blood of the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, John 1:29.
Reprinted with permission.