Watch Bill Nye Explain Evolution — Using Only Emoji


Evolution is confusing. Evolution explained using cute little emojis is not.

Famed science educator and national treasure Bill Nye took time out of his busy day filling beakers and cleaning his glasses to break down the complexities of evolution using everyone's favorite wordless communication medium. In this fantastic video, produced in conjunction with Mashable, Nye does a remarkable job distilling the complicated science of evolution so that you never need to crack a book.

Perhaps his explanation could be used to convince the doubters. According to a recent Gallup poll, more than 4 in 10 Americans believe in creationism. In 1982, 82% of Americans believed God played some kind of role in the development of humanity; that number's dropped to 73% to 2014.


"Religion is one thing. People get tremendous comfort and community with their religions," added Nye. "But whatever you believe, whatever deity or higher power you might believe in, the Earth is not 6,000 years old."

Perhaps showing them this video would be a good start.