Without any accompanying explanation, this was posted this morning on a cosmology based e-group to which I belong.
Subject: Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children
Post: Thank you, Bill Nye, the Science Guy! www.youtube.com/watch
My response after watching the short piece :
Great clip, friend. Bill Nye is great. He ends his short editorial with the phrase “there is no evidence for it”. Something in this caught in my craw.
World views, culture, the human soul is not only objective evidence based.
This remains the problem with the rhetoric, the world view, of the western world view, rational humanists, the scientists, people who only believe in things if there is evidence. They consistently deny the world of the unseen, of the “no evidence” to support a belief. And of the billions of humans who believe many things without the western version of “evidence”.
I personally believe in (most of) the evidence the scientific world presents regarding how the Universe (and everything in it) came to be.
However, the tremendous psychic energy that is welling up in (conservative) people is in fact trying to address, name, describe, point to, identify something very fundamental, another way that the world also works. That show of psychic energy is as much “evidence” for something else that the small world of science cannot address.
Yes, science explains many things but it cannot explain non-believers.
To science, which is only one way of knowing the world, I say, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” – Hamlet, Shakespeare, Act 1, Scene V.