Even if you aren’t a creationist, Bill Nye’s comments are outrageous.
I don’t mean his characterization of a creationism worldview as “crazy, untenable, and inconsistent.”
The illogical charge Nye makes is that if a percentage of our population denies evolution, “it holds everybody back.” Appealing to our status as intellectual world leader, Nye says: “If you want to deny evolution and live in your world that's completely inconsistent with the world we observe, 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…engineers that can build stuff, solve problems.”
Nye’s argument is that we will not be able to advance, as long as some do not embrace evolution.
That is irrational. If it had basis in truth, how did we get where we are today? Creationists have not prevented our innovative and scientific advancements throughout history. In fact, it is from this worldview that much advancement has sprung.
Why is Bill Nye the bias guy?