Bill Nye destroys anti-abortion arguments by using simple science

Bill Nye, known for employing scientific reasoning to argue against climate change deniers, is taking up a new cause; using that same reason to fight for women’s reproductive rights.

Bill Nye, known for employing scientific reasoning to argue against climate change deniers, is taking up a new cause; using that same reason to fight for women’s reproductive rights.

Abortion and women’s reproductive rights are in the national spotlight once again since the House GOP passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood in the aftermath of a series of undercover videos. With many of House proponents of the bill being caucasian males, Nye believes the wrong people are making decisions for women and a look at the facts is needed.

“You cannot help but notice—and I’m not the first guy to notice—you have a lot of men of European descent passing these extraordinary laws based on ignorance,” Nye said.

In the video, Nye is clearly frustrated with the lack of scientific knowledge in the “pro-life” movement and their frequent use of a book written “5,000 years ago” to explain the natural world. Nye goes on to debunk the absurd assumptions abortion critics emphasize and shames them for their lack of knowledge. He believes the popular understandings of conception are deeply flawed, and don’t line up with scientific facts.

“It’s just a reflection of a deep scientific lack of understanding and you literally apparently don’t know what you’re talking about.”


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    Dick Marti

    October 27, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Let’s not exaggerate. The Bible was “written” between 2,000 and 3,000 years ago, not “5,000”.

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    October 29, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    This means God is the number one abortion provider

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    October 30, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Since when do you have to be religious to believe taking a life at it’s most vulnerable stage is wrong? He failed to destroy even one of my anti-abortion arguments. Try again.

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    Selah Taylor

    October 30, 2015 at 2:47 am

    The bible was written less than 2,000 years ago, not 5,000.

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    Jennifer Parnell

    October 30, 2015 at 3:44 am

    it is very very very hard not to get frustrated.

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    Carol Rader

    October 30, 2015 at 6:15 am

    There is no logic to this argument. Although I am pro choice there are several holes in NYE’ s reasoning. I also agree that as a country we have a lot more important things to worry about. But that adds nothing to this argument. My thought is if you think it is wrong based on YOUR religion, then do not,do,it,yourself, but leave those with different religious beliefs alone. Remember the little thing about separation of church and state.

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    October 30, 2015 at 11:14 am

    The argument this video starts with us the most irrelevant argument I have ever heard. I get the concerns over women’s rights, completely. I’m a woman and it’s a precarious position, but this argument is bunk. Who thinks that if a woman’s body naturally rejects a fertilized egg that there is a case to sue anyone or anything?? That is nature at play – FAR different than another human removing those “cells” or “tissue” or human material from that woman. Not even in the same playing field of actions. I don’t argue against the rights, but don’t make all pro-lifers out to be idiots who believe that all of science is fraught with evil because it’s simply not true. We simply believe that God is the author of all life and it is his natural world we live in and shouldn’t take it upon ourselves to mess with that amazing ability we have been given to create life. We don’t believe every time a woman has sex she is going to become pregnant. But what voices out there in popular society are telling girls that it’s awesome to hold your sexuality up as a gift that shouldnt be given to just anyone? By only teaching about safe sex it makes a huge assumption that everyone is going to be doing it. Yes it’s up to the parents largely but it’s creating a conversation in schools that has not moral or ethical basis. I’m disappointed in you, Bill Nye. I also worry about what arguments you have been subjected to.

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    October 30, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    There is a term for what Bill Nye The Science Guy is engaging in, and it is “cargo cult science”. It was used by Richard P. Feynman. “Cargo cult science comprises practices that have the semblance of being scientific, but do not in fact follow the scientific method. The term was first used by physicist Richard Feynman during his 1974 commencement address at the California Institute of Technology.”

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    October 30, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    THAT’S your take away? Holy shit.

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    David Hecht

    November 2, 2015 at 8:04 am

    The Torah was probably written down about 2500 years ago — not 5000. And the remaining books of the bible are younger still.

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