The ongoing attempt to teach creationism and pseudoscientific dogma in American schools is putting America’s economic future at risk according to Bill Nye.
In an e-mail to the Huffington Post regarding the adoption of a controversial set of textbooks by the Texas Board of Education, the Science Guy said:
“This textbook business is, to my way of thinking, a very serious matter, because of the economic impact. Everyone should take a moment and think what it will mean to raise a generation of students who might believe that it is reasonable to think for a moment that the Earth might be 10,000 years old.”
Nye said that the notion of teaching a person to believe that the Earth is less than 10,000 years old was “outrageous” and said that such a level of scientific illiteracy would stifle economic innovation.
When asked how concerned Americans should react to this sinister attempt to pollute the minds of their children Nye had one piece of advice: get out and vote and “make your voice heard.”
Watch Bill Nye discuss creationism in this video: