Nye stated in a CBS News interview (Bill Nye on creationism critique: I'm not attacking religion), “You can believe what you want religiously. Religion is one thing, but science, provable science is something else. My concern is you don't want people growing up not believing in radioactivity, not believing in geology and deep time. You don't want people in the United States growing up without the expectation that we can land spacecraft on Mars.”
And, “You want people to believe in science, this process, this great idea that humans had to discover more about the universe and our place in it, our place in space. And I really want to emphasize, I'm not attacking anybody's religion, but science, if you go to a museum and you see fossil dinosaur bones, they came from somewhere, and we have by diligent investigation have determined that the earth is 4.54 billion years old. The sun is a star, like all the other stars you see in the sky, and we are made of the same stuff. This is wonderful! This is fantastic discoveries that fill me with reverence, make me excited.”
Another article, in the Daily 49er, discusses what Nye is talking about. It is entitled "Bill Nye is a science guy who knows what he is talking about".
Its author, Krista Brooks, states, "Nye claims the United States is the most technologically advanced country but says its citizens are too stuck in their beliefs against evolution to make any kind of progress."
A person cannot make a good decision if a person is only looking at one side of an issue, when more than one side of an issue is present.
I don’t believe Nye is trying to say science is true and religion if false, any more than he is saying religion is true and science is false. Obviously, however, he is slanted toward the science (his nickname is, obviously, “The Science Guy”).
What I think he is saying is, whatever you believe, let your children decide for themselves.
Just because you believe in sometimes doesn't make it correct! If your parents tell you the world is 10,000 years old or is 4.54 billion years old, such a statement does not make it true. Let the children decide for themselves.
In the end, maybe they will become better people for it because they studied and analyzed for themselves and made their own decision.
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