Why Can’t Bill Nye Answer This Question?

When I heard that Bill Nye was going to be at the University of Florida, I called up my friend Ray Comfort in California. He immediately said that he would help supply 1000 copies of Evolution vs God to pass out at the event.

We watched God orchestrate a situation that soul winners dream about! When we arrived at the university, people had been waiting in line for over three hours to get into the event. There we were with 1000 DVDs in hand, 25 volunteers, and a line of about 1500 students with nothing to do. If you can’t see the opportunity in that, you need a prescription for your vision! I recomend 2 Corinthians 5:20 for the right eye and 2 Timothy 4:5 for the left.

The evening proved even more interesting when I had the opportunity to ask Bill Nye a question. But before I tell you about that, I want to throw out a huge, sincere, and much needed THANK YOU to the many people who volunteered to help pass out the DVDs. For some, it was their first time to ever do “street evangelism.” We had a great time! This video shows how easy it is to give people the truth.

I Got The Last Ticket to the event

You call it what you want, I call it Divine Providence! After having a small issue with the Event Coordinator who asked us not to pass out the Evolution VS God DVD’s only to realize that we had every right to do so, I stood in the “no ticket line” in hopes that I might be able to get in to hear Bill speak. The event Coordinator was the one passing out any remaining tickets. As I waited in line, I saw the tickets in his hand dwindling. As I stepped up to the door he had a single ticket left in his hand. Yep, I got the LAST TICKET. He shook his head in disbelief as I smiled, took my ticket and went inside to hear Bill Nye speak.


Listening to Bill Nye was enjoyable. He was funny and able to keep your attention. He spoke of how far science had come and encouraged the young people in the room to “change the world” through continual studies in “science.” During his talk, he mentioned that he was at the world fair in New York in 1964 with his grandfather when the world population crossed the three billion mark. Now, as of 2013, the world population has crossed the seven billion mark, an exponential growth rate! This was something I was interested in because when you trace the human population growth backward you discover something amazing.

After Nye’s talk, he opened up the floor for audience questions. As the stage hand brought the mic to the balcony section, I followed him so that I would be first in line. With a little more than 2,000 people in the room, I needed to ask Bill the perfect question. I thought, “How do I set this up?” I need a way to get the audience to like me before they realize I believe the Bible, at which point I was sure most of them would turn on me. The person right before me asked Bill which episode from the Bill Nye the Science Guy television series was his favorite. While he didn’t mention his favorite, he did say that getting to go for a ride in a Blue Angels F-18 was pretty awesome! Oh what a setup! I am from Pensacola, FL, home of the Blue Angels. This was the perfect segue for me if I could ask my question next. I found myself praying that God would have him look up in the balcony. However his attention went to another individual at floor level. For some reason, the person on the floor level looked up at the balcony and mentioned that there was a mic up there as well. Mr. Nye looked up at me in the balcony and said, “The Man in Black”. Low and behold, it was my turn. What would you have asked? You have an audience of 2,000 students and someone incredibly respected for “Science” fielding questions. You know he is leading people astray with his evolution dogma and you have only one opportunity to make an impact. What do you ask?

One Question that stumped Bill Nye

Reflecting on the fact that during his presentation Bill mentioned the population growth taking place and even referenced his time at the “World Fair” with his grandfather when the population reached 3 billion in 1964 was a great setup for my question. After letting everyone know that I was from the home town of the Blue Angels I asked, “How far back does the human population go when you calculate it out and how do we reconcile 3 million years of human evolution with our current human population?” You see, basic mathematics allows us to trace the entire world population of over 7 billion people today back to 2 people in less than 10,000 years. Less than 10,000 years is a shocking difference from the supposed 2.8 million years they claim humans have existed. Simple mathematics is telling us that humans have been on the planet for less than 10,000 years.

Here is the clip of me asking Bill why the exponentially growing human population is only seven billion in 2013 if humans evolved 2.8 million years ago.

Study Mathematics?

That’s it? I bring a legitimate scientific and mathematical question to the table and all he can say is that I need to study math? It was the study of Mathematics that lead to this question. Needless to say, I was a little disappointed, but I knew all along that the evolution worldview could not account for our population being at seven billion today instead of “exponentially more!” When you hold to a Worldview that doesn’t match up with Math and Science but want to believe it anyway, what do you do? The same thing Bill Nye did, ignore it and create a distraction so that people won’t focus on the problem that was presented.

So, does this mathematical problem even add up? Let’s look at the math to see what is really going on.

In order to calculate the human population growth rate, you follow this basically simple formula:

If you are not a mathematician, don’t worry, I there are “growth calculator” tools that will let you play with the numbers to see what would happen. I invite you to see for yourself what would happen with different growth rates and different population sizes.

Calculating Growth Percentage

The Population Growth Rate Calculator allows you to take a current population number, and the amount of time passed in order to calculate the growth rate percentage per year and it gives you the time needed to double the population. http://www.endmemo.com/algebra/populationgrowth.php

Try this for yourself. Start with a population of 2 people at time 0 (we will consider these to be the first two humans) and enter 8,000,000,000 (8 million) as the population size. Go ahead and put in 2,800,000 (2.8 million) years as the amount of time passed and it will give you the population growth rate along with the amount of time that it takes to double the population at that rate. As you will see, the growth rate over that time would be a dismally low .0007896% annually and you would double the number of people every 87,781 years. That means that 2.8 million years ago, if you had 2 human beings, it would take 87,781 years to double their number from a population of 2 to a total population of 4. Another 87,781 years would go by before you had a population of 8. Then another 87,871 years would go by before you had 16. This is an impossibly slow growth rate.

Take a moment to reflect on our current growth rate of 1.05% annually and compare that to the .0007896% growth rate if we took 2.8 million years to reach 8 billion people on the planet. Now go back to the Growth Rate Calculator and instead of using 2.8 million years as your time passed, put in 4400 years. This is the amount of time we have from the Biblical Flood to today. Change the number of people to 8 because that is how many were on the Ark. Hit the calculate button and you will see a 0.47% growth rate per year to go from 8 people to 8 billion people in 4400 years. This is much more reasonable and when accounting for War, Famine, Disease, the Industrial Revolution and Medical Advancements through History, falls in line with our current 1.05% growth rate today.

Now let’s look at it another way using another tool that projects forward in time rather than backward. The Population Calculator allows you to take a population of any size, put in a Growth Rate and input how many years you want to grow at that rate in order to calculate how many people there will be. According to the evolution theory, man evolved 2.8 million years ago. If you took the current population growth 1.05% annually and extrapolated that out for 2.8 million years, you would be sitting on a population of people that would be astronomical! So big that the “Population Calculator” can’t even handle it. As a matter of fact, it maxes out at it’s ability to calculate beyond 60,000 years. Even if humans had been here for 60,000 years we would have 335,804,244,623,610,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 people living on the planet. That’s 335.8 Trillion to the 108th power! (335,804,244,623,610108). That is more than the number of atoms in the known universe in just 70,000 years! On the other hand, if we were to take the Biblical account of Creation and the Flood, we would see that a human population of 8 people 4400 years ago could easily produce 7.8 billion people today at a growth rate of only .4717%. Truly the Human Population is evidence that confirms God’s word as true. Take a look at the current global population and recognize the significance of the number. Mathematically it would seem that the entire population started just a few thousand years ago.

Current Global Population:

The late Dr. Henry Morris wrote a great article about the population growth which can be found HERE. This is a excerpt from his article.

But there is an even greater inconsistency in evolutionary thinking relative to population. The same population statistics which supposedly presage a serious population problem in the future also indicate a very recent origin of man in the past, and therefore a special divine purpose for man in the future.

The current population is just one of many examples that can be used to show the problems with evolution thinking. To learn more about the problems with evolution and the truth of Creation, check out our free videos at www.CreationToday.org.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying!

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My friend Dr. Jason Lisle posted this thought his Facebook page! Thought it was a perfect fit!

“Okay Bill, using your numbers (3 billion people in 1964, and 7 billion people in 2013) at an exponential growth rate y=Ae^rt, where A = 5.345778E-6, and r=0.01729179, the human population would go back to 2 people in the year 742. Yeah, that’s A.D. 742. We know that infant mortality rates were higher in the past, so that will push the date back another ~3 thousand years. But where is Bill getting 30,000 years??!?!? Could it be that Bill is relying on some other source of information that he believes to be more trustworthy than science & math?” – Dr. Jason Lisle