Studio City's longtime resident has ruffled a few groups by saying that children should be protected from creationist points of view, especially in schools.
He insists he's not attacking religion, and he is not pointing out problems with any particular religious group, but when education and science teachings gets interfered with by religious beliefs, then it's a problem.
He made a plea to adults who don't believe in evolution to "Please, don’t make your kids think that, too." He created an educational video for ThinkBig.org.
(Watch the video here: “Bill Nye to creationist parents: Don’t force your crazy beliefs on kids.”)
He had to explain a bit more on a CBS interview the next day, saying:
"You can believe what you want religiously. Religion is one thing, but science, provable science is something else. My concern is you don’t want people growing up not believing in radioactivity, not believing in geology and deep time. You don’t want people in the United States growing up without the expectation that we can land spacecraft on Mars. You want people to believe in science, this process, this great idea that humans had to discover more about the universe and our place in it, our place in space."
Nye explained that the Bible shouldn’t be taken literally.
What do you think?