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Video: Bill Nye Scolds Parents Who Won't Teach Their Kids Evolution

| by Michael Allen

Bill Nye, host of the popular 1990s children’s show 'Bill Nye the Science Guy,' is warning parents not to deny evolution, claiming that it hurts their children and the country.

In a video, (below) for Big Think, Nye says that America is unique because of its denial of evolution.

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Nye says: “I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution, and live in your, in your world, that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in our 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.”

“Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology. It’s like, it’s very much analogous to trying to do geology without believing in tectonic plates. You’re not going to get the right answer. Your whole world is just going to be a mystery instead of an exciting place. If you try to ignore that, your worldview just becomes crazy, just untenable, itself inconsistent.”

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