Ken Ham Slams Bill Nye's 'Dangerous' Netflix Show: 'He Indoctrinates and Brainwashes People' (Interview)

Mar 28, 2017 01:37 PM EDT

Ken Ham, founder, president, and CEO of the creationist organization Answers in Genesis, Creation Museum, and Ark Encounter, has said that Bill Nye "The Science Guy" intentionally "brainwashes and indoctrinates" young people and warned against watching the atheist's "dangerous" new Netflix show.

As reported, Nye, popularly known for his 90's hit TV show "The Science Guy," will be making his return to the small screen on Netflix in spring of this year with the launch of his new show "Bill Nye Saves the World."

In an interview conducted in Orlando, Florida, Ham told The Gospel Herald that Nye's upcoming program is all about "exulting man" - as demonstrated by the title.

"Bill Nye might think he's the savior of the world, but I've got news for Bill Nye: Jesus is the Savior of the world," Ham said, quoting John 3:16 - "For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."

He added, "The Bible makes it clear - we can't save ourselves, we had to have someone come and save us because we're sinners."

The Youth Earth Creationist also outlined some of the dangers posed by the upcoming show and said it's important to understand the difference between observational science and historical science.

He explained that when people use their five senses to make microphones, cars, airplanes and other things with the technology available, it doesn't matter if they are creationists or atheists, as everyone can do that kind of observational science.

The president of the Creation Museum continued: "But when it comes to knowledge about the past, when you weren't there...then you're talking about a different kind of science. Then, it's not up to observational science; it's historical science. Bill Nye doesn't distinguish between the two."

Ham suggested that Nye will use his Netflix show to "brainwash and indoctrinate people" by stepping outside of observational science and going into the realm of belief.

"He'll do experiments and things will explode...and then he'll say, 'And science has shown us we evolved from animals millions of years ago,'" Ham said. "Totally different. That's the big danger of it all, that it indoctrinates generations [who believe] that because we do things that go 'poof' and 'bang' and make technology, therefore we've got to believe Bill Nye when he says everything came about by natural processes; that there's no God."

According to the description for "Bill Nye Saves the World," each episode of the series will "tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry."

In a statement, Nye explained his motive for returning to TV: "Since the start of the 'Science Guy' show, I've been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science. Today, I'm excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we'll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we'll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we'll change the world a little."

Nye, an evolutionist, frequently spars with Ham, who most recently opened the Ark Encounter, a life-size replica of Noah's Ark, located in Kentucky. Nye frequently slams Ham's views of "Young Earth" creationism, which interprets Genesis to say that God created the earth just a few thousand years ago.

The pair first debated at the Creation Museum back in 2014, and deliberated again last year during a tour of the Ark Encounter.

Ham told GH that during their two-hour conversations at the Ark Encounter, he asked Nye: "What happens when you die?"

"He told me, 'When you die, you're done,'" Ham shared. "[I said], 'Ok, then what's the purpose of even living? Because if you die when you're done, you won't even remember you were here.' He said, 'We might make some great scientific advancement for these young people.' I said, 'Yeah, but when they die, they're done, and they won't even know they were here.'"

He added, "What's the point of you even fighting with Creationists like me if, when you die, you're done and won't even remember you were here?"