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Advocates debate Bill Nye's suggestion to not teach creationism

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Most people know Bill Nye as "the science guy," a fun-loving, bow-tie wearing man who teaches kids about science on television -- but he stirred up some controversy this month with a video urging parents to stop teaching their kids creationism.

"In another couple centuries, that world view will -- I'm sure be, it just won't exist," Nye said. "There's no evidence for it."

In an online video, Nye says that Darwin's theory of evolution is essential for anyone who wants to make sense of the natural world, and that it is vitally important that kids accept it.

He adds, "I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that's fine, but don't make your kids do it because we need them."

FOX 9 News invited Greg Laden, a writer for National Geographic's Science Blog Network, and Dr. Ross Olson, of the Twin Cities Creation Science Association, to discuss the video.

Watch the video for more information.

A recent Gallup poll shows 46 percent of Americans believe God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years. Only 15 percent believe in evolution and that God had no part in the process.

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