Thursday, October 01, 2015

Bill Nye the Abortion Choice Guy, Pt. 1

Bill Nye may be known as the "science guy," but he is unbelievably ignorant when it comes to the issue of abortion. In a recent viral video, Nye's arguments were so bad that we decided to respond to each one.  We will take each claim in the order they appear in the video.

Claim #1: Human embryos should not be protected by law, because many of them perish from natural causes before they implant in the womb.

Response: James D. Agresti of Life News responds to this claim appropriately:

"That statement is irrelevant to the issue of abortion, just as the statement that “all people eventually die” is irrelevant to the issue of murder. Both of these issues are about people actively ending the lives of others, not nature taking its course." [1]

Agresti also goes on to point out that Nye's logic and his use of the phrase "didn't become a human"suggests that Nye does not believe that life begins at fertilization and this is absolutely contrary to modern science.  

Agresti explains:

"The science of biology has revealed that there are four empirical attributes of life (growth, reproduction, metabolism, and response to stimuli), and the science of embryology has shown that all of these are present at fertilization.

Furthermore, the sciences of genetics and embryology have proven that the genetic composition of humans is formed during fertilization, and as the textbook Molecular Biology explains, this genetic material is “the very basis of life itself.”

In accord with these facts, the medical textbook Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects states: “The zygote and early embryo are living human organisms.” And an organism, in the words of Webster’s College Dictionary, is 'any individual life form considered as an entity.'" [2]

The irony of Nye's video is that he implores us to "respect the facts."  We implore Mr. Nye to take his own advice.

In the next "Bill Nye the Abortion Guy" post we will deal with Nye's ridiculous claim that opposition to abortion is based on an “interpretation of a book written 5,000 years ago” that makes people “think that when a man and a woman have sexual intercourse they always have a baby.”

Courage and Godspeed,


Anonymous said...
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Chad said...

Hello Anonymous One,

Of course you could be correct. I may be "f%#& stupid" as you put it; however, that is not an argument, but merely name calling. Please explain exactly how I am in error.


Janus said...

Hi Chad,

I saw the video of Bill in youtube because it was recommended by a group of "christian" left in facebook.

This group supports abortions and critiques to the conservaties as morons, I'm thinking that in reality they are atheist but faking be christians.

But after reading the book of Scott Klusendorf "Equipping Christians to engage the culture the case of life" I can see the falacies and errors in the arguments of Bill, he really doesn't look like a science guy after all.