To the editor:
Several months ago, Bill Nye (of the 1990’s PBS/Disney TV show The Science Guy) posted a short video on bigthink.com expressing his views concerning the mindset of Americans who subscribe to creationism. Recently this video clip has received a great deal of media attention.
In this video Mr. Nye expresses the idea that people who believe in the Biblical account of creation are a liability to our nation and to the scientific world. He states that these people “… are holding us back;” that the world view of creationists is “crazy” and “untenable;” and that teaching creation to children will somehow keep them from being engineers and solving problems.