“Climate change deniers, by way of example, are older. It's generational,” Nye told the Los Angeles Times. Nye said that he is calling them out with “due respect,” acknowledging that he is “now one of them.”Ken Ham took exception to this. As the Gospel Herald Society notes:
“We're just going to have to wait for those people to 'age out,' as they say," Nye went on, adding that “age out” is a euphemism for “die.” “But it'll happen, I guarantee you — that'll happen.”
Ham accused Nye of "decrying the older generation" with his comments.Well, first off, accepting evolutionary theory and the evidence for an old earth do not constitute a rejection of critical thinking. If you accept the argument that scientific evidence supports the young earth position, then you need to apply critical thinking to this argument. Many problems occur when you do.
"He knows the younger generation are by and large more brainwashed in secularism and evolutionary teaching and are generally not taught how to think critically," Ham said. "Thus, he is hoping the younger generation will be more supportive of his false anti-observational science views of climate change."
As earlier reported, Nye previously came under fire when, on the season finale of his Netflix show, "Bill Nye Saves the World," he suggested that American families ought to be penalized for having "extra kids" as a solution to overpopulation and climate change.
Here is an example of what I mean: I recently attended a Classical Conversations home school meeting in advance of the new school year. At the meeting, someone had, for sale, a timeline of history. I noticed a few odd things about the timeline.
- It began in 4004 B.C., a date commonly accepted in young earth creationist circles but reflecting a somewhat facile interpretation of the biblical chronologies, which have been shown by numerous theologians and biblical historians to be incomplete or replete with symbolism.
- It places the world-wide flood squarely at 2500 B.C.
- The early Egyptian, Minoan and Sumerian histories are completely absent. The reason for this is, of course, that if the flood happened in 2500 B.C., anything happening elsewhere in the world not recorded in Genesis simply didn't happen. No Chinese histories dating back prior to the Shang Dynasty are recorded, either.
As far as Bill Nye is concerned, whatever there was of the objective, humble scientist that did "Bill Nye, The Science Guy" seems long gone, replaced by some loud, obnoxious SJW in a lab coat. Where once he gave kids a presentation on what it means to be either XY or XX, he is now hawking "Sex Junk" a truly awful video on sex.
Further, his idea of penalizing American families for having extra kids is laughable on its face. Our population replacement rate is already treading water, as it is. In Europe and Japan, the populations aren't replacing themselves. In Japan, schools are closing down because there are not enough rising students to fill them. If a population does not replace itself, society collapses. This fact seems to be lost on these climate warriors.
Both Bill Nye and Ken Ham have incredibly warped views on science. One was a mechanical engineer and the other has an undergraduate degree in science education. Apparently, neither of those backgrounds are being put to good use.