The founder of an apologetics ministry says PBS's "Bill Nye the
Science Guy" is wrong to tell parents that teaching children
creationism is not appropriate, that children must accept evolution
Nye warns in the
YouTube video that "your world … becomes fantastically
complicated when you don't believe in evolution." Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis sees
it as no coincidence that Nye is launching a new show on YouTube,
which these outlandish statements help promote. He also notes that
Nye was awarded the Secular Humanist of the Year Award in 2010.
"They wouldn't give that to anyone who believed in
God. They'd only give that to people who are atheists," Ham
explains. "So, he has an ax to grind. He's against God, and so …
that's one of the reasons he's making the statements that he
Evolution advocates like Nye make the claim that teaching
creationism is equivalent to child abuse. But Ham says just the
opposite is true.
"He's the one that's giving them a sense of meaninglessness and
hopelessness. It's the Christians teaching kids that they're
special; they're made in the image of God," the apologist asserts.
"Yes -- we are sinners in rebellion against God, and that's why we
need a Savior. But we need to understand that we're very special;
we're not just an animal. We didn't come about by evolution. And so
the Christians … will teach [children] the real foundation for
Nye claims teaching and believing creationism is a hindrance on
children's future and that of the United States. Answers in Genesis
has produced a response titled "
Time is Nye for a Rebuttal."