Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Creationism is bad for children (video)
The Young Turks; Wisdom Quarterly
Scientist and children's television personality Bill Nye, in a newly released online video, panned biblical creationism, and implored American parents who reject the scientific theory of evolution not to teach their beliefs to their youngsters:
"I say to the grownups, 'If you want to deny evolution and live in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we've observed in the universe that's fine. But don't make your kids do it,'" said Nye, best known as host of the educational TV series "Bill Nye the Science Guy."
The video, entitled "Creationism is Not Appropriate for Children," was posted to YouTube on Thursday by the online knowledge forum Big Think and had netted more than 1.3 million views as of Monday...."
Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola (host of TYT University and Common Room) discuss on The Young Turks. Reuters' Lily Kuo has a piece about the controversy on The Huffington Post.