I thought Bill Nye was a smart dude, and then I saw this video. So much for the myth of his intelligence. Or rather, not his intelligence, but his moral character, and that is far more serious than intelligence. Recently, the children’s show personality put out a video featured on Buzzfeed, telling us rubes that there are “other problems to solve” and thus that the wholesale slaughter of the innocent unborn should be left to the women to resolve.
So I thought it would be valuable to examine Mr. Nye’s words here, particularly as he offered no actual facts to show that we should just minimize abortion and move on to more important things…what those things are remains a mystery, but he offered no suggestions (and no facts related to fetal development for that matter). So here we go:
NYE: “Many, many, many, many more hundreds of eggs are fertilized than become humans. Eggs get fertilized, and by that I mean sperm get accepted by ova a lot. But that’s not all you need. You have to attach to the uterine wall, the inside of a womb, a woman’s womb.”
Mr. Nye, usually when the issue of abortion comes up, the embryo has already implanted, thus becoming a fetus. Now of course, if you want to talk birth control pills, that’s another matter, as those work to alter the chemical atmosphere of the uterus, making implantation impossible and thus forcing an abortion. How many girls and women on the Pill have had numerous abortions such as this, and with no idea? No science to offer on that, Mr. Nye? Nothing? Hmmm. OK.
NYE: “It’s just a reflection of a deep scientific lack of understanding and you literally or apparently literally don’t know what you’re talking about. And so when it comes to women’s rights with respect to their reproduction, I think you should leave it to women.”
What a preposterous statement! And how irresponsible as a supposed scientist. We don’t know the science allegedly, so let’s just leave it to random people to figure it out. Does that make any sense? And what if these women are wrong? What if they don’t know that the baby’s DNA is different from hers? What if they don’t know that the baby isn’t just a parasite or “products of conception” or random cells? Just go ahead and abort? Is that responsible? Humane? Sane? I think not.
NYE: “You have a lot of men of European descent passing these extraordinary laws based on ignorance. Sorry you guys. I know it was written or your interpretation of a book written 5,000 years ago, 50 centuries ago, makes you think that when a man and a woman have sexual intercourse they always have a baby. That’s wrong and so to pass laws based on that belief is inconsistent with nature.”
Hi, Mr. Nye, who obviously doesn’t know two shits about religion. First, Europeans did not compose the Hebrew Scriptures…that was done in Israel, by non Europeans. (can we get this man a history book?). Plus, that out of date culture written by European males is responsible for the organization of scientific study in the first place. Mr. Nye, you wouldn’t have a job or scientific discipline had it not been for those European men who blindly and foolishly follow some old, dusty book put together 5000 years ago.
On top of that, who ever said that every time a couple has sex, a baby results from it? That seems to be an idea put forth by atheists as a Straw Man, to make religious people look stupid. Mr. Nye, that kind of statement makes you look stupid and intolerant and ignorant and short-sighted. And to attach that to the concept of nature is laughable! Allowing a pregnancy to go to term follows nature. Cutting a baby out of her mother’s womb violates nature. Do you need a dictionary, Mr. Nye?
NYE: “But you can’t tell somebody what to do. I mean she has rights over this, especially if she doesn’t like the guy that got her pregnant. She doesn’t want anything to do with your genes; get over it, especially if she were raped and all this.”
OK, now Mr. Nye needs a book of laws, because guess what? You can tell people what to do. And you can tell people that killing an innocent person is wrong and horrible and not legal. And wait a second, she can kill her baby if she doesn’t like the father? Are you serious? Is that some sort of standard of life and death? How about if we apply that to other situations? “Your Honor, I admit that I killed my neighbor, but I just didn’t like him all that much. You can understand that, right?” Could that one get past a jury? No.
NYE: “We have so many more important things to be dealing with. We have so many more problems to squander resources on this argument based on bad science, on just lack of understanding.”
We can’t know if it’s bad science because you haven’t offered any science. Mr. Nye has offered simpering, insulting blather and little more. We have more important things to deal with? Seriously? Innocent unborn children are slaughtered and sometimes their body parts sold, but there are more important things to worry about? What an inhuman, cold-hearted creep.
NYE: “It’s very frustrating. You wouldn’t know how big a human egg was if it weren’t for microscopes, if it weren’t for scientists, medical researchers looking diligently. You wouldn’t know the process. You wouldn’t have that shot, the famous shot or shots where the sperm are bumping up against the egg. You wouldn’t have that without science.”
That makes no sense, and that’s not a scientific argument. Scientists have created many things: telescopes, all sorts of stuff. And all of that is great, but it doesn’t speak to the illicit murder of innocent life. You can make a machine to watch an abortion and one to perform the abortion, and that doesn’t make abortion OK.
NYE: “At some point we have to respect the facts.”
Still waiting for facts, dude.
NYE: “And I understand that you have deeply held beliefs and it really is ultimately out of respect for people, in this case your perception of unborn people. I understand that. But I really encourage you to look at the facts.”
This is called pandering. It’s also called being a condescending jerk. Nobody buys that for a hot minute, buddy.
NYE: “So I just really encourage you to not tell women what to do and not pursue these laws that really are in nobody’s best interest. Just really be objective about this. We have other problems to solve everybody. Come on. Come on. Let’s work together.”
This is like satire! It’s like saying “Hey! Let’s not tell people who they can and can’t kill! Let’s just go along to get along! Who cares if unborn babies get killed? There are more important things than unborn human life! Come on, guys!
Give me a break.
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