22 Responses To Questions From Creationists

Posted: February 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm

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1. Bill Nye, are you influencing the minds of children in a positive way?

Many kids that watched Bill Nye developed a passion for knowledge that fueled their desire to become scientists (or science writers). There are many positive lessons you can learn from the Science Guy curiosity, creativity and thoughtfulness, to name but a few.

2. Are you scared of a Divine Creator?

Are you scared of a universe that does not center on mankind (and, by extension, yourself)?

3. Is it completely illogical that the earth was created mature? i.e. trees created with rings Adam created as an adult

Yes it is. The Big Bang was an extraordinary event, but there are lines of objective evidence that point towards its existence. There's no physical evidence to prove that a tree or a man can pop into being fully formed.

You could maybe argue that God shaped the universe 4,000 years ago but carefully formed it to just look like its billions of years old -- planting bones in the Earth and putting rings in trees and encoding our DNA to make us seem close to chimpanzees -- but that seems like a twisted vision of a Creator. Wouldnt a deity have something better to do than to pull a massive, universe-wide scam?

4. Does not the second law of thermodynamics disprove Evolution?

This is a common trope in creationism, but its based on a flawed understanding of thermodynamics. The second law says that the entropy which, in the interests of simplification, we can think of as disorder in a closed system will increase with time. So if its a natural law things get more disordered, then evolution must be impossible because it has created more and more complex (or ordered) forms over time!

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