(CNN) — Famed TV scientist Bill Nye is slamming creationism in a new online video for Big Think titled “Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children.”
“Denial of evolution is unique to the United States,” Nye begins in a YouTube video posted on Thursday, August 23rd. The video quickly picked up steam over the weekend and as of Monday morning, August 27th, had been viewed more than 1,100,000 times.
Nye — a mechanical engineer and television personality best known for his program, “Bill Nye the Science Guy” — said the United States has great capital in scientific knowledge and “when you have a portion of the population that doesn’t believe in it, it holds everyone back.”
“Your world becomes fantastically complicated if you don’t believe in evolution,” Nye said in the Web video.
Creationists are a vast and varied group in the United States. Most creationists believe in the account of…
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