To be honest I think Bill Nye and Ken Ham were both kinda bad in the creationism vs. evolution debate.
I was thinking about watching it but debating is a skill, not an extension of knowledge although intelligence is necessary. I also don’t think Bill Nye is as smart as we credit him to be.
I figured it would just be a total shitshow. I’d rather watch the David Friedman vs Robert Murphy talks, which I’ve been meaning to watch for months.
Bill Nye was entertaining in middle school, the point was to get all the people who were in middle school when Bill Nye was at his peak, who are adults now, to tune in and watch. However if people are still entertained and amused by him then that tell us how much development they’ve had in the years that have passed. Don’t get me wrong he’s great to teach simple science to kids but anytime you have a creationism vs evolution debate you know it’s all for attention and it’s never much of an actual debate. Not worth anyone’s time unless it’s just to use the debate for quotes and satire.
Anonymous asked: Do you happen to know why male primates/humans have nipples?
Because females have nipples. And males would look weird with just hair there.
A more science-y explanation is that it’s a developmental holdover. Some people would claim they’re vestigial organs, but it never evolutionarily served any purpose whatsoever (so they’re wrong!). Some people would claim it to be an evolutionary spandrel, which admittedly is a much better guess (so they’re not completely wrong depending on their argument) because it’s not adaptive in any which way for males to have this (surprise! sometimes evolution gives us nonadaptive traits!). But when you look at the biological development, it makes more sense that they’re just developmental holdovers. And that’s because everyone starts off female in utero (yup, females are the default sex). Male nipples developed before sexual differentiation occurs. So which is it, developmental holdover or evolutionary spandrel? It’s always best to abide by Morgan’s Canon that the simplest explanation is the best explanation. And in that regard, developmental holdover wins.
So basically, males have nipples because females have nipples.
From how I’ve always understood it is that if males didn’t have nipples, there’s a chance that they’d pass that trait on to a female offspring and that female wouldn’t have nipples and they’d be unable to feed their children and that would basically cause the end of that genetic mutation.
But like you said, males have nipples because women have nipple, but more so that males have nipples in order to ensure that women have nipples.
Scientists predict humans will be extinct within 100 years
Eminent Australian scientist Professor Frank Fenner, who helped to wipe out smallpox, predicts humans will probably be extinct within 100 years, because of overpopulation, environmental destruction and climate change.
Ignore Darwin! He was an atheistic crackpot! Maintain the Status Quo! (sacrasm alert!)