Creationist Ken Ham lashed out at Bill Nye this week after the science advocate noted in a recent video that opposition to abortion was based on outdated beliefs.
In a Big Think video published last week, Nye had pointed out that men were passing anti-abortion laws based on a “deep scientific lack of understanding.”
“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,” Nye said. “That’s wrong and so to pass laws based on that belief is inconsistent with nature.”
“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,” he advised. “Just really be objective about this. We have other problems to solve everybody. Come on. Come on. Let’s work together.”
On Monday, Ham fired back in a column on his Answers In Genesis blog accusing Nye of attacking the Bible.
“[T]hrough the whole video clip he is telling women what to do—that they should abort (murder, really) a baby if they want to,” Ham wrote. “In this video, Bill Nye attacks the Bible because his starting point is that man determines his own worldview—that there is no God who owns us. Then using his religion, his starting point that all life is the result of natural processes, and therefore one’s worldview is moral relativism, he proceeds to plead (yes, plead) that women be allowed to abort their babies.”
“Now Bill Nye also tells us that saying we should not abort (murder) babies is ‘bad science,'” the creationist continued. “He tries to make out that discussing moral issues (like abortion) is on the same level as observational science that builds our technology. What a load of nonsense.”
Ham added: “We do believe the Bible is the Word of God and that God created us and owns us! We do acknowledge it is God who sets the rules and determines right and wrong! And we do admit that humans are made in God’s image, and murdering one made in God’s image is sin!”
He concluded by demanding that Nye “admit you have a religion called humanism—that you believe everything happened by natural processes and man determines right and wrong.”
“You need to admit that your ‘deeply held beliefs’ determine your worldview which is why you are telling women what to do—they should abort (murder) a baby if they want to!”
Watch Bill Nye’s video below.