Bill Nye the Science Guy recently recorded a video explaining evolution through emoticons.
While simplified for the audience, it is presented in a fun and entertaining way that anybody can understand.
Bill Nye has been on an educational tour de force against science deniers, especially when it comes to public education.
Earlier this week, Nye stated that we are raising a generation of children who “can’t think” and who “will not be able to participate in the future in same way” as those who are taught evolution.
From The Huffington Post:
Speaking on MidPoint, Nye said he blames an older generation of evangelicals “who have very strong conservative views” and who are “reluctant to let kids learn about evolution.” Their presence on school boards leads to debates over curriculum, Nye argued, which further inhibits schools’ ability to teach facts.
“Religion is one thing. People get tremendous comfort and community with their religions,” Nye said. “But whatever you believe, whatever deity or higher power you might believe in, the Earth is not 6,000 years old.”
“They will not have this fundamental idea that you can question things, that you can think critically, that you can use skeptical thought to learn about nature. These children have to suppress everything that they can see in nature to try to get a world view that’s compatible with the adults in who they trust and rely on for sustenance.”
It is unlikely that Nye’s latest video will do much to sway believers in creationism. However, it may be enough to make a teenager, who is curious about the world, fact check what he is saying.
Watch the video below
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