This past week, Bill Nye, who calls himself “the science guy,” had some disquieting things to say about parents who teach their kids the biblical creation story. Among other things, he said, “Creation Science is not useful, because it can make no successful predictions about nature or the universe. So … it’s not science.” He says its claims are completely refutable, particularly regarding the age of the earth.
Apparently we are to assume that evolution can successfully predict phenomena regarding nature and the universe? We should remind him that the Bible has a 100% success rating for prophecies.
Nye said that “a continued belief in creationism by the majority of Americans may prove detrimental to the scientific progress of the country”!! (I know editors frown upon a single exclamation mark, but such pronouncements surely justify a flag of extreme startlement.) Hey, I think I just invented a new word …
Nye is not done. He continues that “…we cannot afford to raise a substantial fraction of the next generation of students, who do not have the skills to think scientifically.”
And evolution is scientific thinking? Evolutionist Ernst Mayr, Harvard biology prof, said that evolution was a “simple fact,” yet agreed that it was a “historical science (for which) laws and experiments are inappropriate techniques” by which to explain it.
The best response to this high-minded nonsense would be a quote from my dear departed neighbor, Avis Ausmus: “Well, I declare! The man must have lost his mind.”
Mr. Nye may be suffering from an advanced case of regulatory restraint and restriction syndrome. This affliction has been known to inflict considerable reduction in one’s reasoning abilities in direct proportion to the amount of attention given the afflicted. Since we are an easily bored society, his reality detachment should be alleviated by next week … or next month. Then he can go back to being simply “the science guy.”
For your information, a recent Gallup Poll reveals that 46 percent of Americans believe in creationism, 32 percent believe in evolution guided by God, and 15 percent believe in atheistic evolution. This undoubtedly unsettles
the science guy.
A man with considerably more credibility than our science guy said that “… in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own … desires … they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.”
That man was the Apostle Peter, confident in the perfect reliability of that word, the Bible.