Bill Nye on U.S. Denial of Evolution

Additionally Nye showed his philosophical inconsistency by stating God was not knowable (agnosticism) and that he was okay with that, but rejected that same philosophy when it came to pinpointing the age of the earth and stars. This is inconsistent – why is it okay to be agnostic in one and not the other? Nye went further and chided Ham for accepting God’s word about the age of the earth (calling Ham’s viewpoint “unsettling”), seeing that as an agnostic or ignorant viewpoint. It is never ignorant to take God at His word.

Biblical Apologetics

Bill Nye made some comments concerning evolutionthat have since gone viral.

There are a lot of questionable claims in Nye’s comments. He believes that the “denial of evolution” is a “world view” that not only will “harm young people” but “hamper scientific progress.”

The first problem is that Nye never defines for us what he means by “evolution.” He does note that, “Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology,” but again, he does not define what this idea is. He also lists a string of entities he apparently thinks evolution includes, pointing out that, “Here are these ancient dinosaur bones or fossils, here is radioactivity, here are distant stars.” Virtually no one rejects the existence of dinosaur bones or fossils, radioactivity, or distant stars. Perhaps Nye means to say that the “idea of deep time” or “billions of years” is the

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Posted on February 5, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Interesting tension you noted.

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