Creationist Ray Comfort says Bill Nye “The Science Guy” is wrong about the moon because Beethoven wrote a song about it.
Nye was famously booed while giving a 2006 talk in Waco, Texas, where he pointed out the moon merely reflected light from the sun ad did not produce its own.
He referred to the incident last week on “Real Time” with Bill Maher, arguing that religious belief was holding back U.S. scientific and economic progress.
“You have this situation in Texas where people want to have creationism in textbooks,” Nye said. “Unlike some other acquaintances of mine, I don’t have any big deal about somebody else’s religion, but if you claim that the earth is 10,000 years old, that’s just wrong.”
Comfort discussed Nye’s appearance on his daily web video program, “The Comfort Zone”, accusing the scientist of mocking biblical teachings.
“He mocks that, and yet you take out what moonlight is in the dictionary, and it says it’s the light of the moon,” Comfort said. “The moon has light, it reflects the sun, (and) “Moonlight Sonata,” just lots of beautiful songs, the moon does.”
Comfort, who published an edited and annotated version of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of the Species” in 2009, claimed Nye and other evolution proponents had chosen to believe a lie.
“Nothing annoys me except when Darwinian evolutionist believers hide behind the skirts of science, genuine science, and talk about science,” Comfort said.
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