“Science Guy” Bill Nye visited Real Time host Bill Maher on Friday to discuss not only the problems “young earth” believers like Ken Ham pose for the U.S. now, but the danger creationists pose to education for future Americans.
“As a patriot, as a guy who grew up in the U.S., if we raise a generation of students who are scientifically illiterate, we’re not gonna have the next iPhone,” Nye explained to Maher. “We’re not gonna have the next innovation.”
“They take this so personally, the evolution thing,” Maher said of creationists. “It’s not abstract to them — it’s threatening: ‘Don’t tell me I evolved from an ape. I am much different from an ape.’ Okay, we give that to you. You are different from an ape.”
“Somewhat different, yeah,” Nye clarified, getting a laugh out of Maher.
Maher also expressed surprise that Nye would have kind words for his recent debate opponent, Creation Museum founder Ken Ham, mentioning that he and Ham had an unpleasant run-in as part of the filming of Maher’s religion-slamming documentary Religulous.
“You were so nice to him,” Maher said. “Then I saw you on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show saying that you respect him. I’m like, ‘Really?'”
“If I said that, I may have misspoken,” Nye answered. “I respect his passion. At first I thought, you know, maybe he was a charlatan that was trying to take advantage of people. But I think he might really believe that.”
“Oh, he totally believes it,” Maher chimed in. “That’s why I don’t respect him.”
Watch the interview between Maher and Nye, as posted online on Friday, below.
The View’s Meghan McCain throws a fit when Beto O’Rourke says Trump is acting like a Nazi
Meghan McCain on Tuesday reacted angrily when Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said that President Donald Trump is acting like a Nazi during an appearance on ABC's "The View."
After O'Rourke talked about the need to stand up to Trump's extremism, McCain objected to some of the language he's used to describe the dangers of the movement that the president has been leading.
"You're talking about Trump supporters, comparing them to Nazis in Nuremberg," she said. "That sounds extreme to me as well."
"No, I'm not comparing everyone..." O'Rourke began.
"You compared his rally to Nuremberg!" McCain interrupted.
Meghan McCain gets schooled after complaining Brett Kavanaugh was treated worse than Al Franken
Meghan McCain noticed the asymmetry in the accusations of sexual misconduct against Al Franken and Brett Kavanaugh, even if she overlooked how those allegations eventually played out.
"The View" tackled a New Yorker piece published by Jane Mayer, who believes the Minnesota Democrat was "railroaded" out of the U.S. Senate over sexual harassment claims, and McCain said Democrats had no choice but to force him to resign.
"Imagine him questioning Brett Kavanaugh at the time," McCain said, "which by the way, the writer who wrote this article, Jane Mayer, wrote a 2018 piece about allegations of Brett Kavanaugh that's been panned because the only corroborating witness said he had heard the story but he didn't remember it now, so it's very tricky."
Fox & Friends host warns immigration could ‘destroy the color of — the culture of our country’
"Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade had to quickly correct himself on Tuesday after he said he feared that immigration into the United States could "destroy the color of" the country.
During a discussion on immigration with guest Douglas Murray, Kilmeade accused Democrats of advocating for "open borders" and said that they were using charges of racism to deflect from criticisms of their policies.
"If you are against open borders or if you are concerned about immigration, you're racist, sexist, misogynist, whatever," Kilmeade complained. "Which you're -- it doesn't matter -- we're not talking color, we're talking culture."