If the denial of evolution is holding society back, what can be done about it? According to Bill Nye, the answer lies in cutting our losses, favoring science education in our youth over stagnant arguments with benighted adults.

Here, Nye makes the astute observation that those who opt to deny evolution elect to live in a world that's much more complicated than reality, a world that's "completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe." And you know what? That's fine — provided they don't subject their children to that way of thinking. Because the truth of the matter is: we need them.

It's an interesting modus operandi, but perhaps one worthy of consideration.

[Big Think]