By Michael F. Haverluck
TV personality Bill “The Science Guy” Nye’s recent tongue-lashing for those who doubt evolution’s theory that sludge advanced itself to become man has drawn a response from renowned evangelist and author Ray Comfort.
“Bill Nye is living in the same dream-world as Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins and their cut-and-paste clone believers,” Comfort told WND. “These devotees believe in the fairytale of evolution and quote Einstein (who wasn’t an atheist) and Mark Twain (who wasn’t an atheist) as though they too denied God’s existence, when they didn’t.”
Nye’s ridicule for those to have faith in a Creator and His creation is contained in a
YouTube Video titled “Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children.”
“Once in awhile I get people that claim they don’t believe in evolution,” he preaches. “My response is why not?”
He said if one doesn’t believe in evolution, “Your world view becomes untenable,” and forecast that “in a couple of centuries that worldview just won’t exist.”
But Comfort, whose books include “Intelligent Design vs. Evolution: Letters to an Atheist,” “Nothing Created Everything” and “You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, but You Can’t Make Him Think,” was more amused than offended.
“To use the word ‘evolution’ and the word ‘science’ in the same sentence is the ultimate oxymoron,” said Comfort. “There’s nothing scientific about a theory that is based on blind faith.”
Nye was popular from 1993 through 1998 for his children’s science television program that ended after 100 episodes. His views now are in an online education forum called “Big Think,” and his criticism of the biblical perspective of the earth has attracted almost 3 million viewers.
His message was that evolutionists are enlightened by knowledge and understanding of the universe, while Bible-believing Christians adhering to scientific creation and a young earth are ignorant and are detrimental their their own children.
But Comfort says creation science is not what’s inappropriate, only Nye’s assumptions, as a belief in evolution is about as religious and far-fetched as one can get.
Nye, who holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Cornell and several other honorary degrees, said, “The idea of deep time …and the billions of years explains so much of the world around us. … If you try to ignore that, your worldview just becomes crazy; it’s just untenable . . . inconsistent.”
“Atheistic evolutionists believe that nothing created everything – a scientific impossibility,” he said. “It couldn’t happen. So they redefine the word ‘nothing’ to mean ‘something,’ so that in their unthinking minds, they can justify their foolishness.”
He goes on to point out the many holes in the evolutionary account on the origins of life.
“They also believe that life came from non-life,” Comfort added. “A big bang blew up rocks that produced 1.4 million different kinds of complex life forms – fish, animals, insects, birds and human beings; all with male and female (except for a few grubs) and all reproducing after their own kind, as well as trees, amazing fruits, myriads of beautiful flowers, oxygen, the oceans, the four seasons and a million and one other wonderful things.”
Nye also tells those who don’t put their faith in evolution that their quest for truth is hopeless.
“You’re just not going to get the right answer; your whole world is just going to be a mystery instead of an exciting place,” he said.
“Mr. Nye talks about having the ‘right answer,’” said Comfort, “but I would bet my right pinky that when he is pressed for one about what was ‘in the beginning,’ he would say, ‘I don’t know.’ Then he would add, ‘We don’t know (speaking on behalf of the entire human race) but we will one day.’
“Ask him what is the purpose of human existence, and he will say, ‘We don’t know.’ Ask him what happens after death, and he will say, ‘We don’t know.’ I have spoken to hundreds of evolution believers and atheists, and they are all the same. They don’t know. They just believe, without question.”
Nye claimed “denial of evolution” is “unique to the United States.”
But Comfort contends that Nye’s claim is rooted in nothing but baseless conjecture, much like his evolutionary theory.
“If Mr. Nye really believes that denial of evolution is unique to the United States, he should get out a little and maybe visit a few Muslim or Hindu countries, and see how many think that they that they are primates (as evolutionists do),” the Christian author challenges.
Nye blamed creationists for many problems.
“When you have a portion of the population that doesn’t believe in that (evolution), it holds everybody back, really,” he said. “Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science – in all of biology.”
But Comfort notes that the science behind core principles that help us understand our physical world has no root in evolution.
“The ‘science’ for which the United States is respected has nothing to do with the unscientific and baseless theory of evolution,” he said.
Nye continued, “And I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world that is 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.”
But Comfort said, “Evolution is unobservable. It’s based on blind faith in a few dry bones and on unreliable dating systems in which the gullible trust. Kids should be allowed to make up their own minds about this issue, and not be censored to ‘one side is all we will let you hear.’”
Check out one of Ray Comfort’s newest projects, “Hitler, God, and the Bible,” which is accompanied by the video feature “180.”