Bill Nye the Science Guy Slams Biblical Creationism: "They’re Not Kidding"
In a video that has been viewed 4,617,916 times on YouTube since August, Bill Nye "the Science Guy," politely explained that the Creationist movement brainwashed children and corroded America's capacity for growth and innovation.
The Creationism Museum, featuring such wonders as Animatronic Noahs and babies frolicking with dinosaurs, tried to turn Science on Nye by issuing a response with "2 of our science guys," (one is a woman, so already there's some trouble with their understanding of the natural world). In the video the first guy points out that America is not the only place where evolution denialism exists (although, a 2006 study found that there's much lower rates of acceptance of evolution in the United States than Europe or Japan.) The woman says that "as a scientist and a mom," she wants her daughter to be familiar with evolution "so that she can see the inherent problems with it."
“I can see where one gets so caught up in this (debate) that you say something that will galvanize people in a bad way, that will make them hate you forever,” he said. “But I emphasize that I’m not questioning someone’s religion — much of that is how you were brought up.”[...]“What I find troubling, when you listen to these people … once in a while I get the impression that they’re not kidding,” Nye said.
That's not the only troubling thing. A Gallup poll from June found that Forty-six percent of Americans believe God created humans in one day, 10,000 years ago. Only 15 percent said humans evolved without help from God. "The prevalence of this creationist view of the origin of humans is essentially unchanged from 30 years ago," the pollsters said.