By Kayla Amora, EnStarz | Aug 27, 2012 08:28 AM EDT
Bill Nye, also known as Bill Nye The Science Guy, has sparked controversy for his anti-creation theory and his contempt toward parents who teach their children creationism as opposed to evolution. In light of the Republican National Convention this week, Nye was featured in a video that went public called "Big Think," where he expressed his thoughts on the subject.
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"Denial of evolution is unique to the United States," Nye said in the video, featured below. "I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution, and live in your.... world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the 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 just not going to get the right answer. Your whole world is just going to be a mystery instead of an exciting place," he added.
"It's just really a hard thing, it's really a hard thing. You know, in another couple of centuries that world view, I'm sure, will be, it just won't exist. There's no evidence for it."
Comments on the video's YouTube page span from total agreement to complete disgust at Nye for his anti-creation perspective. The video currently has over 1.1 million views at time of publication; nearly 5,000 dislikes and over 20,000 likes.
"Evolution is the more reasonable explanation. Seriously, how did God create humans FROM NOTHING? Yeah, I thought so. SCIENCE IS AWESOME!" one user declared.
"Evolution is for idiots, if you think its true well I guess you deserve hell!" another user suggested.
Nye is featured in "Ellen's Energy Adventure," a ride at EPCOT Center in Florida's Walt Disney World. The attraction suggests evolution through its historical journey, explaining creation and energy and pointing out human existence after the extinction of dinosaurs.
Nye, born William Stanford, 56, was featured on "The Science Guy" from 1993-1998 on Disney/PBS.
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