Ken Ham Accuses Bill Nye's New Climate Crisis Book of 'Brainwashing Children'

Ken Ham (Right), founding president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, and Bill Nye (Left) 'The Science Guy' debate creationism Feb. 4, 2014.
Ken Ham (Right), founding president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, and Bill Nye (Left) "The Science Guy" debate creationism Feb. 4, 2014. | (Photo: YouTube screenshot)

The Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham has accused Bill Nye "the Science Guy" of promoting "the religion of naturalism" and seeking to "brainwash generations of kids" due to the release of his latest book focused on the dangers of climate change, titled Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World.

"The more you read what Bill Nye is saying, the more you should realize he is on a mission to brainwash generations of kids in the religion of naturalism — which in reality is atheism," Ham says in his Answers in Genesis blog.

"Bill Nye has previously made alarming claims about climate change and the coming disastrous effects of it, and likely this book will perpetuate those alarmist ideas," he adds.

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Ham then moves to dispel notions that Creationists don't believe in climate change, and says that he doesn't believe in evolution and the idea that the Earth is billions of years old, and so change in climate stems from man's disobedience to God, as found in Genesis in the Bible.

"Originally, the climate was created perfect, but sin changed everything (Genesis 3), and we no longer have a perfect climate. During the global Flood of Noah's day about 4,350 years ago the climate was radically changed when the surface of the Earth was reshaped by the Flood. The Flood was followed by an Ice Age, which further changed our climate, and climates have gone up and down since," Ham wrote.

"Fluctuations can happen quite quickly and are not cause for grave concern in regard to man's supposed impact as Bill Nye claims," he continues.

"It is true that Bill Nye's religion of evolutionary naturalism causes him to wrongly interpret climate change. So, in essence, Bill Nye's new book is indeed a religious book!"

The Creation Museum CEO notes that even though they have a different view of climate change, Creationists still care for the planet, and called on Christians to safeguard the Earth, describing it as a "responsibility from God."

Ham and Nye, who is the CEO of science-advocacy group The Planetary Society, held a public debate on creationism back in February 2014, with Nye defending evolution.

"The Science Guy," as Nye is known from his popular children's science program, sent a copy of his previous book, Undeniable, as a Christmas present to Ham, inviting the Creationist to join "the world of reason." Ham responded by sending back a copy of Inside the Nye Ham Debate released by AiG, and urged Nye to to join "the world of salvation."

Nye's latest book, Unstoppable, serves as a call to action for society to tackle the rising problems with climate change, according to a preview on Amazon.

"We need not accept that transportation consumes half our energy, and that two-thirds of the energy you put into your car is immediately thrown away out the tailpipe. We need not accept that dangerous emissions are the price we must pay for a vibrant economy and a comfortable life," the preview states.

"Above all, we need not accept that we will leave our children a planet that is dirty, overheated, and depleted of resources. As Bill shares his vision, he debunks some of the most persistent myths and misunderstandings about global warming."

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