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Bill Nye (born November 27, 1955) is an American science educator and entertainer. He is known for his strong criticisms, which are false and inaccurate, against those who believe in a biblical young earth creation. He is a humanist and an agnostic. Nye believes that "science is political."[1]

Opposition to biblical creation

In 2012, Nye made a video strongly criticizing those who believe in biblical creation and ordering parents not to pass their substantiated biblical views on to their children.[2] By supporting censoring the teaching of biblical creation, Nye thus supports brainwashing children with evolution rather than letting them have a balanced education on the topic.[3] The Christian apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis (AiG) publically called on Nye to debate on the creation-evolution issue.[4]

On February 4, 2014, Nye debated AiG president Ken Ham.[5] The debate was the dominant trending topic on Twitter and Facebook and it was estimated that over 3 million people watched the debate live.[6] It was reported by the mainstream media that because of the debate, interest, and support for the Ark Encounter, which had been struggling for funds, returned, and AiG was able to raise enough money so construction could begin in 2014,[7] even though AiG has stated that this was not the case, as it was not reasonably possible to purchase a bond after the debate.[8]

Ham challenged Nye during the debate and several times afterward to "name one piece of technology that could only have been developed starting with a belief in molecules-to-man evolution," but Nye has been unable to find any example.[9]

After the debate, Nye released a book entitled Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, in which he repeated his false claims concerning creation and evolution.[10]

On July 8, 2016, the day after the Ark Encounter opened to the public, Nye toured the attraction upon invitation from Ham.[11] At one point in the informal debate, Nye stated that it is reasonable to believe that all humans came from Martians, but at the same time that is unreasonable to believe that all humans came from Adam and Eve.[12] Nye made other inconsistent statements throughout the discussion.

Although Nye falsely believes that belief in biblical creation somehow impedes scientific and technological progress—despite there being massive and strong evidence to the contrary—he has unknowingly praised scientific and technological innovations done by biblical creationists, such as the MRI scanner invented by Raymond Damadian.[9]

Like others who reject the Christian God and His Word, Nye borrows from a Christian worldview on issues such as ethics.[13]

Opposition to climate change debate

In a video interview released in April 2016, Nye stated his willingness to imprison those who disagree with his anthropomorphic climate change views.[14] In July 2017, Nye stated that climate science would only advance when older people (aka. "climate change deniers") die out.[15]

Admission of failure

In October 2017, Nye admitted that "It’s completely ineffective! I am a failure!" regarding his attempts to convince people that human-caused climate change is real.[16]

Abortion

Nye rejects the fact that unborn human beings are actually human beings.[17][18][19][20]

Eugenics

In April 2017, in his Bill Nye Saves the World "science" comedy show," Nye stated that Western countries should "at least consider" enacting policies punishing parents for having "extra kids," even though such policies are eugenics and represent a massive reduction of personal liberty.[21]

Gender

Nye was strongly criticized in April 2017 when he released his Netflix TV show Bill Nye Saves The World, which was full of vulgarity, sarcasm, and segregation of people who disagreed with Nye's own interpretations.[22] In it, he promoted his political and social views of gender identity and environmentalism, appearing to place those views over actual science.[23] He used perverted illustrations and popular songs to prove his arguments regarding gender, rather than actual science.[24] In contrast to his stated views in his 2017 Netflix show, by stated in his 1996 Bill Nye the Science Guy show that chromosomes determine gender and that male and female were the only possible genders.[25] Some of Nye's colleagues on his show made extreme comments. Marcella Arguello, a writer for the show, wrote on Twitter that the deaths of "a few old a** conservative white men" would be worth it if it lead to gun control.[26]

Politics

In April 2017, Nye participated in the "March for Science",[27] which critics noted was an attempt to promote their political views through "science."[28][29][30] Nye himself stated around the same time that "science is political."[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Baker, Trent (April 22, 2017). Bill Nye: ‘Science Is Political’. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  2. Lovan, Dylan (September 24, 2012). Bill Nye warns: Creation views threaten US science. Associated Press. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  3. Mitchell, Elizabeth, Dr. (August 30, 2012). Bill Nye’s Crusade for Your Kids. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  4. Ham, Ken (September 8, 2012). We Are Publicly Challenging Bill Nye to a Debate. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  5. Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham. Answers in Genesis. February 4, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  6. Over 3 Million Tuned In Live for Historic Bill Nye and Ken Ham Evolution/Creation Debate. "'Answers in Genesis. February 5, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  7. "Creation Museum's $73m Noah's Ark park to begin construction in Kentucky". The Guardian. Associated Press. 28 February 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/28/creation-museum-kentucky-noahs-ark-museum-ken-ham. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  8. Ham, Ken & Looy, Mark (August 22, 2016). Media Misinformation Continues with the Ark. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Ham, Ken (March 6, 2015). Bill Nye Program (Unwittingly) Praises Creationist Research. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  10. Ham, Ken (November 4, 2014). Nye’s Book Undeniable Is Undeniably Inaccurate. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  11. Ham, Ken. Bill Nye Visits the Ark Encounter. Answers in Genesis. July 8, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
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  13. Ham, Ken (January 13, 2016). Bill Nye Borrows from a Christian Worldview. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  14. Richardson, Valerie (April 14, 2016). Bill Nye, the science guy, is open to criminal charges and jail time for climate change dissenters. The Washington Times. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  15. Lim, Naomi (July 19, 2017). Bill Nye: Older people need to 'die' out before climate science can advance. Washington Examiner. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  16. Williams, Thomas D. (October 28, 2017). Climate Change Crusader Bill Nye Says, ‘I Am a Failure’. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  17. Zanotti, Emily (September 29, 2015). Bill Nye, The Not So Great At Science Guy. The Federalist. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  18. Ham, Ken (September 28, 2015). Bill Nye Tells Women What to Do!. Answers in Genesis. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  19. George, Robert P.; Lee, Patrick (September 28, 2015). Back to Science Class for the Science Guy. National Review. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  20. Maren, Jonathon Van (September 30, 2015). The Top 10 Ways Bill Nye the Science Guy Is Wrong About Abortion. LifeNews.com. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  21. Perez, Chris (April 26, 2017). Bill Nye: Should we penalize parents for having ‘extra kids’?. New York Post. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  22. Bill Nye Saves the World Netflix Series Review. Answers in Genesis. April 25, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  23. Bokhari, Allum (April 26, 2017). BOKHARI: Bill Nye Destroyed His ‘Scientific’ Credibility In A Single Netflix Episode. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  24. Kew, Ben (May 2, 2017). Bill Nye Uses Ice Cream Cartoon to Teach About ‘Flavors of Sexuality’ (Video). Breitbart News. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
    WARNING: contents are disturbing
  25. Bill Nye in '96: Chromosomes determine gender. WND. April 28, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  26. Bokhari, Allum (June 24, 2017). Bill Nye Show Writer Ready to Accept Deaths of ‘Old Ass Conservative White Men’ If It Sparks Gun Control Debate. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  27. March for Science: Bill Nye rallies thousands in DC amid threat of Trump budget cuts. Fox News. April 22, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  28. Lowry, Rich (April 24, 2017). It was a march to politicize science, not save it. New York Post. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  29. Gutfeld Slams Bill Nye: March For Science Was Really 'March for Silence'. Fox News Insider. April 24, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  30. Shapiro, Ben (April 26, 2017). Science vs. Science™! National Review. Retrieved April 27, 2017.

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