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Creationists hit back at Bill Nye with their own video
"The idea of deep time ... explains so much of the world around us," Bill Nye said in the viral video.
August 31st, 2012
04:34 PM ET

Creationists hit back at Bill Nye with their own video

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN) - Bill Nye's viral YouTube video pleading with parents not to teach their children to deny evolution has spawned an online life of its own, with prominent creationists hitting back against the popular TV host.

"Time is Nye for a Rebuttal," Ken Ham the CEO of Answers in Genesis writes on his website. Answers in Genesis is the Christian ministry behind the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky.

Nye's criticism of creationism went viral earlier this week, after being posted last Thursday.

"I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, that's completely inconsistent with the world we observe, that's fine. But don't make your kids do it," Nye says in his Big Think video, which has been viewed nearly 3 million times.

Ham writes that Nye is joining in with other evolutionists who say teaching children to deny evolution is a form of "child abuse." That idea comes in part from the atheist scientist Richard Dawkins, who in his book "The God Delusion" argues against exposing children to religion before they are old enough to fully understand it.

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"At AiG and the Creation Museum, we teach children and adults the truth concerning who they are in the Creator’s eyes — and where they came from," Ham writes. "We tell people that they do have purpose and meaning in life and that they were created for a purpose. "No, we are not just evolved animals as Nye believes; we are all made in the image of God."

Ham is the public face of a group that academics call Young Earth Creationists, though they prefer to be called Biblical Creationists. They believe in a literal interpretation of the creation account in the book of Genesis found in the Bible.

The Creation Museum also produced its own rebuttal video on YouTube that features two of their staff scientists, both Ph.Ds, David Menton and Georgia Purdom.

"[Nye] might be interested to know I also teach my young daughter about evolution and I know many Christian parents who do the same," Purdom says in the video. "Children should be exposed to both ideas concerning our past."

For the past 30 years, one popular method for Creationists to advance their cause has been to make an equal-time argument,with Creationism taught alongside evolution. In the late 1980s, some state legislatures passed bills that promoted the idea of a balanced treatment of both ideas in the classroom.

In 1987, the issue made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where a Louisiana "equal-time law" was struck down. The court ruled that teaching creationism in public school class rooms was a violation of the Establishment Cause in the Constitution, which is commonly referred to as the separation of church and state.

A key point between most scientists and many creationists is the timing for the origin of the world.

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Nye's argument falls in line with the vast majority of scientists, who date the age of the earth as 4.5 billion years old and the universe as 14.5 billion years old.

"The idea of deep time of billions of years explains so much of the world around us. If you try to ignore that, your worldview becomes crazy, untenable, itself inconsistent," Nye says in his viral video.

Young Earth Creationists say the weeklong account of God creating the earth and everything in it represents six 24-hour periods (plus one day of rest) and date the age of the earth between 6,000 and 10,000 years.

"Yes we see fossils and distant stars, but the history on how they got there really depends on our worldview," Purdom says in the museum's rebuttal. "Do we start with man's ideas, who wasn't here during man's supposed billions of years of earth history or do we start with the Bible, the written revelation of the eyewitness account of the eternal God who created it all?"

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Polling from Gallup has shown for the past 30 years that between 40-46% of the survey respondents believe in Creationism, that God created humans and the world in the past 10,000 years.

The most recent poll showed belief in atheistic evolution was on the rise at 16%, nearly double what it had been in previous years. The poll also found 32% of respondents believe in evolution guided by God.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

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soundoff (5,973 Responses)
  1. Topher

    For those who hold evolution as fact, perhaps you can help me out here ...

    Which evolved first?
    a. the digestive system
    b. the food to be digested
    c. the appet.ite
    d. ability to find/eat the food
    e. digestive juices
    f. the body's resistance to its own juices ...

    September 1, 2012 at 10:07 am |
    • DanBun

      You fail to understand evolution when you assume something in your list evolved "first". Such processes evolved together, over a long period of time.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:08 am |
    • GoldenChild

      I pick "b", the food, but it didn't evolve in the usual since of the word since at first it did not originate from living material. Does that help, Topher? We all need to help each other out. Remember, we're all in this together.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:13 am |
    • Topher

      How would our body know to evolve a resistance to digestive juices if there was no juices to begin with? Or why would I evolve those juices without first having a digestive system?

      September 1, 2012 at 10:14 am |
    • teaformorons

      the stomach showed up first built with food to last a while. after that rear end showed up so that it can get rid of the waste. then arms go grab more food from chick fila followed by a mouth to put it in. cars showed up next so that people can go to drive thru window. for some people brain hasn't developed yet.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:18 am |
    • Topher

      So what you are saying is you can't answer the question.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:22 am |
    • GoldenChild

      Digestive Juices? That's easy, Topher. Imagine a bacteria population and a new food source closely related to an important component of the cell membrane of the bacteria. These bacteria are constantly coming with new things that turn up in or on the cell membrane – call them fashions. They come and go. One day a bacterium, Justin, begins to secrete something that digests the new food. Justin happens to be wearing a smart new raincoat that protects him. He enjoys the new food, keeps the raincoat, thrives and produces many offspring.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:31 am |
    • GoldenChild

      And of course all of Justin's offspring know to wear their raincoats. Actually they don't know. They just die if they don't wear them.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:33 am |
    • pastafarian

      Dude that's easy! A giant man in the sky made people out of dirt then kicked them out of the party!

      September 1, 2012 at 10:36 am |
    • Topher

      But how did the population continue before the raincoat? They'd have all died first.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:36 am |
    • GoldenChild

      Eventually, when Justin's offspring become numerous enough, the other bacteria are all killed. I think that's kind of sad.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:40 am |
    • Topher

      Which evolved first?
      a. bones
      b. ligaments
      c. tendons
      d. blood supply
      e. muscles to move the bones

      September 1, 2012 at 10:40 am |
    • GoldenChild

      I don't really understand your question Topher. I think maybe you don't know that fashion predates everything.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:42 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Gopher, do you really, seriously think your question is sensible? What is it you don't understand about evolution of the entire organism occurring simultaneously over time?

      What I don't understand is how you find the science so hard to accept but have no problem believing there's a giant bearded guy controlling all of existence.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:45 am |
  2. Eurologist

    "I don't think God made the world, but I think religion might destroy it."

    Religion certainly has come close to it multiple times, and has been abused to attempt to and be rather successful at massacre and genocide countless times in history. Nothing ever sustainably good came off it, in places ignoring tolerance.

    The/ a secular world is a better place and the only one worth living in, and always has been.

    September 1, 2012 at 10:06 am |
    • DanBun

      Of course, religious belief DOES have certain benefits: The Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity. To dismiss faith entirely is as ignorant as those who dismiss science.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:09 am |
    • pastafarian

      Hasn't the Salvation Army been found to not give benefits to certain groups of people?

      September 1, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  3. gwilliams

    Congratulations to Bill Nye. Science is based on evidence; creationism is based on mythology written by sheep and goat herders many centuries ago. I'll side with the science guys.

    September 1, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  4. Keyser

    Oh please, creationist...embarass the United States more. What next?...Shall we teach the Ancient greek version of creation, the native American version of creation, The Klingon version of creation? Man you guys are wanna-bees....it's not enough that you have promised your followers everlasting life...it will never be enough to fill up an empty vessel.

    September 1, 2012 at 10:04 am |
    • DanBun

      In general, they only want to teach THEIR view of creation. They typically deny the "reality" of other faith's views on creation.
      No creation view has any scientific proof.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:07 am |
    • teaformorons

      What do you mean? There is no 72 houses, 72 women and 72 bottles of aged scotch waiting for me?

      September 1, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  5. teaformorons

    One of these days this Nye is going to tell us that earth is a big ball and we are sticking to it like pushpins. My questions to these scientists is "why don't we have a single leg shaped like pushpins?", How are people able to live in southern hemisphere (is there is one) upside down? Do they have pushpins in their heads in Australia? Visit creation museum for answers.

    September 1, 2012 at 10:03 am |
    • Cedar rapids

      ok, nice sarcasm, i snort laughed,

      September 1, 2012 at 10:19 am |
    • SciGuy73

      That's right! It's about time someone spoke some sense. After all, if the earth really was a spinning ball, wouldn't we all fly off of it? The earth is flat!

      September 1, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  6. Peter

    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." – George Bernard Shaw

    September 1, 2012 at 10:00 am |
    • Samyool

      "Hey, I can quote stuff, too!" – anonymous

      September 1, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  7. Orlena

    A QUESTION FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE IN EVOULUTION:

    We need our brain to function correctly to run our hear and lungs? We need our Heart to run right to run our lungs and brain? We need our lungs to run our brain and heart? You can't have one without the other to sustain life! So tell me how that came to be in evoulution? They had to be created simutaneously for the human life to work......

    September 1, 2012 at 9:59 am |
    • Luis Wu

      They evolved. Unlike your ignorant version where an invisible, supernatural being in the sky magically "poofed" everything into existence.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:02 am |
    • DanBun

      They evolved together, like ALL organs.
      How do we know that God didn't use evolution? I've always believed that the two (God and Science) can live in harmony. My faith is mine, and the facts of science are there. Denying science's truths is simply ignorant.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:03 am |
    • Jim

      Go take a biology course.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:03 am |
    • alex delarge

      Obviously your brain didn't evolve quite enough.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:03 am |
    • sybaris

      Orlena, when you get into high school please sign up for biology.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:04 am |
    • putty

      You understand that there are organisms that are alive without heart and lungs and brains, yes? Their genomes are similar enough to human that we use them for biomedical research and drug discovery.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:05 am |
    • Peter

      Creationists have answers to everything through interpretation of a 500 page book.

      Evolutionists dont have all the answers, for they rely on verified, unsubstantiated proof. Until that happens, they dont have answers to your question.

      Ask yourself a logical question: How can someone, just through mear interpretation, have all the answers to everything in life?

      Unlike other mammals, we humans are not born with innate knowledge, we must acquire them through experiences and education. What Creationists believe is that all humans are born with this particular knowledge from the beginning. We can all see (just look around) that this isnt true at all.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:06 am |
    • Creed

      This argument is like a aborigine looking up at an airliner and declaring such a thing to be impossible. The answer to how such a thing can be made is too complex for this individual's level of education, just as the answer to your question involves some complexity. If your question is genuine and not just mindless religious rhetoric, then take a few classes in biology, read a few books.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:06 am |
    • Joe

      [smacks forehead] Dude, the only person saying that all three must have evolved in unison... is you. Fish have hearts, but no lungs. Earthworms have hearts but no brain.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:08 am |
    • Eric

      A better question is where are the transitional forms in the fossil record?
      The cell... how di that happen.. not speculation actual evidence.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:11 am |
    • pastafarian

      Go take a college biology class and human anatomy class. From the idiocy of your post I unfortunately have to predict that it won't help you one bit; some people prefer to stay forcefully ignorant and in denial. If you're happy with a deity making us out of dirt as a more acceptable explanation then good for you. Next time your doctor gives you medical advice stop him mid-sentence (because the roots of his knowledge are in biology and human anatomy) and tell him, and scientists in general don't have a clue what they are talking about and that you would rather pray.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:14 am |
    • Eric

      pastafarian
      Knowlage and wisdom are gifts from God we can even pray for that.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:18 am |
    • CJ

      Give you an example:

      Lung was evolved where animals moved from ocean to land. There were fishs called Lung fish which are part aquatic part land animal. They usde gills when in water, but switched to lung when river drying during the dry season.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:26 am |
    • SciGuy73

      We don't 'believe in evolution' any more than we 'believe in gravity'. Evolution is the best description of the world we observe around us.
      Humans weren't created completely and fully formed one day. Have you ever seen a picture of an amoeba? Where is its lungs? Where is its brain? It has neither, yet it lives. So obviously, neither one is necessary for life. Brain and lungs are advantages that make the organism more efficient and better able to survive. They evolved slowly, over a very, very long time, gradually getting better at what they do.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:32 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Eric says "Knowlage and wisdom are gifts from God we can even pray for that."

      How come your god didn't give you either one?

      September 1, 2012 at 10:37 am |
    • Eric

      Tom,
      I am really starting to feel bad for you. Why resort to childish attacks? If you have an intelligent comment please share. But to attempt to tear down another because your point is without substance is pretty childish. I think I learned not to do that in like 3rd grade. /

      September 1, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  8. Creed

    The God in which I believe is all powerful. If He chooses to create life through evolution, He can. If He chooses to start the universe with a Big Bang, He can. If your God can't do these things, then it might be time to find a new one.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:59 am |
    • DanBun

      Amen.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:04 am |
    • sybaris

      and yet you can't prove that a god other than the one you have chosen didn't create your god or the universe.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:05 am |
    • creation002

      yes i agree the bible prophecy is happening and no fairytale the middle east is where most of your bible prophecy will happen non believers will never believe the truth even if they see it my friend heres why its useless to argue with them

      John 8:47-"He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God." It is the Spirit of God that chooses people if you are not chosen, words, signs, or miracles will do nothing for you.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:16 am |
    • creation002

      in reply to creed sorry forgot to mark that the first time

      creation002

      yes i agree the bible prophecy is happening and no fairytale the middle east is where most of your bible prophecy will happen non believers will never believe the truth even if they see it my friend heres why its useless to argue with them

      John 8:47-"He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God." It is the Spirit of God that chooses people if you are not chosen, words, signs, or miracles will do nothing for you.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:19 am |
    • pastafarian

      Good advice-there are thousands of them with each follower making claims in absolute certainty that they got the right one. Maybe it's time to find a god...with balls.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  9. VEW2012

    Creationist only magnify entrenched ignorance.Thanks to Bill Nye for stating facts.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  10. highlander280

    "No, we are not just evolved animals as Nye believes..." Ummmm, yes we are.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:57 am |
    • Cedar rapids

      I know, that was certainly a faceplam moment. Some people just refuse to accept we are part of the animal kingdom.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  11. Patrick Lewis

    Ridiculous. It may not be politic to say it, but you creationist people are crazy. Not only that, you are lazy. The world is complicated, messy, and full of wonder. It's truly sad that you don't see this, the true work of God, with your face shoved so far in a book that it covers your ears.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:55 am |
    • my question to you

      true the earth is complicated, wonderful, intense even, and you want me to believe it just happened that way?

      September 1, 2012 at 9:58 am |
    • Brett

      Well said.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:00 am |
    • TF

      What kind of simple-minded buffoon can't see that everything did indeed "happen that way"?????????

      September 1, 2012 at 10:04 am |
    • Cedar rapids

      "true the earth is complicated, wonderful, intense even, and you want me to believe it just happened that way?"

      yes, isnt nature wonderful? why do you feel you need to create a deity to explain it all?

      September 1, 2012 at 10:06 am |
    • SciGuy73

      That's not a book they have their face shoved into...

      September 1, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  12. Eric

    Potential dino references.

    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+41&version=HCSB

    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=JOB+40:15-24&version=HCSB

    September 1, 2012 at 9:55 am |
    • Eric

      OOPS posted in wrong place..

      September 1, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  13. Jim

    Evolutionists ignore a couple of major facts during their attempts to explain our origin. There is no way for
    the human spirit, or the spirit implanted in us, to evolve from nothing. The raw conscience is a super
    natural characteristic that defies evolution as well. Evolution is a last gasp attempt to explain the
    development of the human organizism, and it fails for the sake of the human spirit, and mind.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:55 am |
    • Samyool

      HA!
      WHAT A CROCK!

      September 1, 2012 at 9:56 am |
    • Jim

      Argument by assertion is no argument. Put your head back in the sand. Be happy. But send your kids to real schools, not cult clubs.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:00 am |
    • Bryant Lister

      Jimmy, once you provide any actual evidence of a 'spirit/soul', then we can worry about providing evidence for its evolution. Until then, it's just another fairy tale element of religious cults clinging to a set of 2000+ year old myths.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:03 am |
    • Brett

      "Consciousness" is nothing but your brain cells trading electrical impulses and translating them into information as they have evolved to do over billions of years. We can directly observe how our brain works with modern medical equipment. That is why there is such a thing as memory loss and amnesia, and Alzheimer's.

      You are a dope.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:03 am |
    • Luis Wu

      Prove that the "spirit" exists. Consciousness exists, even apes and other higher animals are conscious. It's just a property of highly evolved brains. We don't need 5000 year old myths and superst!tious nonsense to explain it.

      There are mountains upon mountains of evidence for evolution. Thousands and thousands of scientists with high IQ's and advanced degrees in science have studied it for almost 200 years now and they all say it's a fact. But I guess you can't accept that but you do accept an old book of myths written thousands of years ago by members of a primitive culture? How utterly stupid.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:04 am |
    • sn0wb0arder

      that is a false argument based on nothing at all.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:05 am |
    • DanBun

      It seems all mammals have consciousness.
      Our brains have evolved over many years to allow for higher levels of thoughts than, say, some of the lesser mammals.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:06 am |
    • just me

      Excellent point, Jim! Thank you!

      September 1, 2012 at 10:08 am |
    • putty

      Consciousness can be explained. May want to check out neuroscience and evolutionary neuroscience. Agreed that the spirit cannot be explained by science, as the spirit is supernatural and science is limited to study of the natural. Because of that science is compatible with belief in God. I have belief in the supernatural too, but I leave it out of science. Science is about observable phenomena that can be replicated.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:12 am |
    • creation002

      jim i agree with you here they cannot ever look further out then evoulution beacause most of them dont want a god to exist but that dont mean he dont exist infact he does exist beacause the bible may only be a book but its a very accurate one the most accurate ever in the middle east i see bible propecy coming to past everyday things no man can predict that accurate most will not believe cause of this verse

      John 8:47-"He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God." It is the Spirit of God that chooses people if you are not chosen, words, signs, or miracles will do nothing for you.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:28 am |
    • pastafarian

      Are you confusing soul with personality? Because my dog was "implanted" (whatever that means) with loads of it.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  14. my question to you

    Micro evolution is a proven fact this all would agree. This means for those who don't know that a species can change within the species ie. a dog changes over time but is always a dog.

    Macro evolution has never been proven, we have no proof of a dog becoming a horse, or of slim becoming a man

    September 1, 2012 at 9:54 am |
    • Samyool

      Oh, a troll. Why don't you go die in a fire? I'm sure you'll enjoy the aftermath, right? Go ahead, put your soul where your mouth is......................

      September 1, 2012 at 9:57 am |
    • my question to you

      @samyoo sorry you don't like and understand facts. Funny how you must turn to name calling to feel good about yourself

      September 1, 2012 at 9:59 am |
    • Matt

      "I watched that glacier move all year, but it only moved two inches. Therefore glaciers only move 2 inches. No one has ever seen glaciers in New York City, therefore it's utter preposterous to think they were ever there."

      September 1, 2012 at 10:04 am |
    • G. Zeus Kreiszchte

      Errr, dog used to be WOLF. Furthermore, to counter-argue your macro argument, man has not been around long enough (and has not been paying attention long enough), to have witnessed any macro evolution, since presumably that can take on the order of MILLIONS of years to happen. The supposed paucity of fossil evidence to back up macro evolution in all its stages can be explained by any number of concepts, such as the fact that fossils are pretty rare given that they require such specialized environmental factors to all happen coincidentally in order to preserve the dead life forms, not to mention that we have not yet thoroughly dug up every cubic inch of earth looking for them, etc.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:05 am |
    • TF

      Obvious troll is obvious.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:06 am |
    • DanBun

      Genetics. Dogs evolved from wolves.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:12 am |
    • just me

      I agree – I've yet to see any proof that a lizard has become a horse. It's silly to think that slime can gain intelligence and separate itself into trees and canaries and people. But, as the argument goes, give things enough time (billions of years) and you can explain away anything.

      Thanks, My Question To You. I know it's hard to go on here.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:15 am |
    • putty

      Then why is there no fossil evidence of modern horse or man 5 billion years ago? Or did God just put things fully formed into a timeline of his creation – first lizards, then dinos, then birds and mammals? What is the reason for this particular order, if not that one subgroup evolved from the other, which is supported by fossil data and molecular biology? And why create man most recently? Was everything else just practice?

      September 1, 2012 at 10:17 am |
    • G. Zeus Kreiszchte

      just me: "It's silly to think that slime can gain intelligence and separate itself into trees and canaries and people. But, as the argument goes, give things enough time (billions of years) and you can explain away anything. "

      Yep. It's SILLY to think that a mere mechanical adding machine (Charles Babbage) or a paper punch card (Herman Hollerith) could evolve into vacuum tube-driven, gigantic room sized computers (like UNIVAC), or that that could evolve further into a Commodore 64 using transistors, or further still into a modern computer with 8 GB of RAM, at least 333MHz of front-side bus speed, an independent graphics card with gigabytes of its own memory, with solid state flash drive support, etc., etc.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  15. Zekes Geek

    Man goes back to the eyewitness testimonials?? So, the human language magically appeared as Unicorns did? Human language didn't evolve.....ex: The development of babies all grunt, eventually speaking their given influenced language..

    September 1, 2012 at 9:53 am |
    • my question to you

      all micro evolution show me some macro

      September 1, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  16. Jim

    Evolutionists ignore a couple of major facts during their attempts to explain or origin. There is no way for
    the human spirit, or the spirit implanted in us, to evolve from nothing. The raw conscience is a super
    natural characteristic that defies evolution as well. Evolution is a last gasp attempt to explain the
    development of the human organizism, and it fails for the sake of the human spirit, and mind.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:53 am |
    • Mythyx

      Evolutionists do not try to explain the origin of the universe, they do not try to explain the origin of life. Evolution ONLY deals with change over time

      September 1, 2012 at 9:56 am |
    • Luis Wu

      Prove that the "spirit" exists. Consciousness exists, even apes and other higher animals are conscious. It's just a property of highly evolved brains. We don't need 5000 year old myths and superst!tious nonsense to explain it.

      There are mountains upon mountains of evidence for evolution. Thousands and thousands of scientists with high IQ's and advanced degrees in science have studied it for almost 200 years now and they all say it's a fact. But I guess you can't accept that but you do accept an old book of myths written thousands of years ago by members of a primitive culture? How utterly stupid.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:57 am |
    • Orlena

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNbdUEqDB-k&w=640&h=360]

      September 1, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  17. Dave

    If there was a real god, then there would only be one religion. Come to think of it, there would only be one version of the bible too. Religion is only an opinion, otherwise prove it.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:53 am |
    • DanBun

      Perhaps "GOD" came to each culture as they needed "GOD" to come to them.
      I am one man, but I am also a husband, father brother, and son. One being can have multiple facets, and perhaps "GOD" is the same. Thus, you have teachings that are called "Christian", "Muslim", and "Hindu"....

      September 1, 2012 at 10:15 am |
    • SciGuy73

      Perhaps man just made god up.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  18. Brett

    Why do you think God wouldn't allow humans to complete the Tower of Babel, but didn't show any displeasure when we began the Apollo Space Missions and sent humans to the Moon. Weird, huh?

    September 1, 2012 at 9:52 am |
    • CNN is biased and Christian bashers

      Well, Brett, the tower was being made for a specific purpose and was stated by the people making it. They were trying to reach a higher status to be gods themselves. Astronaunts are trying to find other life, of which there is none, so why would this bother the Creator who knows there is no other life? It would not. Go for it, He would say.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:09 am |
    • John

      You can't see with eyes you do not have nor discern with wisdom that was never given to you because you lack the Spirit that allows one to see, hear, and understand absolute Truth! What happened to the "Towers of Babylon" AFTER the moon landing? Do not elevate yourself to God for He is the Creator and you are the creation. God is always in control no matter what mankind does!

      Let the wise hear what I say!

      Elijah is back! Mankind will once again see the powers and wonders of the LORD! Watch!

      September 1, 2012 at 10:45 am |
  19. G. Zeus Kreiszchte

    If there are so many "answers in Genesis" then please point to chapter and verse that explains the existence of dinosaurs, microorganisms, including viruses (which aren't even technically alive), and rickettsia, which are a cross between bacteria and virus (what type of "life" is that?). The list goes on, but I've already said enough to prove that the biblical texts, written by utterly ignorant, unscientific minds, are completely INADEQUATE to explain our existence!

    September 1, 2012 at 9:50 am |
    • Orlena

      Check out Eric Hovind for the proof your looking for, and Ken Ham's site.

      A QUESTION FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE IN EVOULUTION:

      We need our brain to function correctly to run our hear and lungs? We need our Heart to run right to run our lungs and brain? We need our lungs to run our brain and heart? You can't have one without the other to sustain life! So tell me how that came to be in evoulution? They had to be created simutaneously for the human life to work..............

      September 1, 2012 at 9:59 am |
    • Eric

      Potential dino references.

      http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+41&version=HCSB

      http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=JOB+40:15-24&version=HCSB

      September 1, 2012 at 10:01 am |
    • sybaris

      Hovind?

      No person with an ounce of intellect takes that man seriously

      September 1, 2012 at 10:09 am |
    • Cedar rapids

      "Check out Eric Hovind for the proof your looking for"

      make your mind up, do we check eric hovind or do we look for proof, you cant have both.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:09 am |
    • G. Zeus Kreiszchte

      Orlena: NO the organs would not have had to be "created simultaneously" since all your puny mind is able to think about is the final product, modern man. You are unable to imagine many iterations of less complex organisms, leading up to the final product over hundreds of millions of years. Read Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker, if you dare to challenge your faith.

      Eric: "POTENTIAL" dinosaur references? HA HA HA! NO! Since we know dinosaurs were so much larger than puny man, they definitely would have been mentioned as fearsome beasts all over the place and in every other chapter and verse, if indeed they lived side by side with man just a mere several thousand years ago, which we so obviously know they did not thanks to the FOSSIL RECORD and CARBON DATING!

      September 1, 2012 at 10:11 am |
  20. Lillybet58

    I don't think God made the world, but I think religion might destroy it.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:50 am |
    • liz

      you just nailed it right there!

      September 1, 2012 at 10:04 am |
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