Video: Bill Nye Would Like Creationist Parents Not to Force Their World Views on Children Because "We Need Them"

The King of Science (unofficially, sure, but come on) Bill Nye has a message for the world in his new video for online knowledge forum Big Think: Don't teach kids creationism over evolution, because "we need them."

In the video, Nye elaborates that denial of the concept of evolution holds back society, as it is the "fundamental idea" behind biology. "When you have a portion of the population that doesn't believe in [Evolution] it holds everybody back...evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology. It's very much analogous to trying to do geology without believing in tectonic plates."

Nye continues, "if you want to deny evolution and live...in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that's fine, but don't make your kids do it because we need them...we need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future. We need people that can - we need engineers that can build stuff, solve problems."

Capping off the message, Nye adds, "in another couple of centuries that world view...just won't exist. There's no evidence for it."

You can view the video above.

[via Gawker]

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