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Friday, April 21, 2006

Republicans Hate Bill Nye "The Science Guy"

Posted by Frankie at 4/21/2006 01:57:00 AM

No, I am not kidding, apparently some Republican nut job went off on the 28 Emmy winning science educator for explaining that the moon reflects light from the sun, not producing it. Evidently the Bible says different, so it must be wrong.

The Emmy-winning scientist angered a few audience members when he criticized literal interpretation of the biblical verse Genesis 1:16, which reads: “God made two great lights — the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.”

He pointed out that the sun, the “greater light,” is but one of countless stars and that the “lesser light” is the moon, which really is not a light at all, rather a reflector of light.

A number of audience members left the room at that point, visibly angered by what some perceived as irreverence.

“We believe in a God!” exclaimed one woman as she left the room with three young children.

Nye also was critical of what he said was governmental agencies’ lack of action, even lack of understanding, in protecting the Earth from global warming and wasted resources.

Nye’s educational science show won 28 Emmy awards during its television run from 1992-98.

It seemed most in attendance were pleased to hear Nye speak, and some were even awed by the presence of a childhood icon.

“How cool is that, to be face to face with the man, Bill Nye?” said Jared McClure, who worked sound and video for the event. “And he’s funny, too.”


Here is another report on the incident:

Battling the Jesus freaks . . . with science!

Bill Nye, the harmless children's edu-tainer known as "The Science Guy," managed to offend a select group of idiot adults in Waco when he suggested that the moon does not emit light.

As even most elementary-school graduates know, the moon reflects the light of the sun but produces no light of its own.

But don't tell that to the good people of Waco, who were "visibly angered by what some perceived as irreverence," according to the Waco Tribune.

Nye was in town to participate in McLennan Community College's Distinguished Lecture Series. He gave two lectures on such unfunny and adult topics as global warming, Mars exploration, and energy consumption.

But nothing got people as riled as when he brought up Genesis 1:16, which reads: "God made two great lights -- the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars."

The lesser light, he pointed out, is not a light at all, but only a reflector.

At this point, several people in the audience stormed out in fury. One woman yelled "We believe in God!" and left with three children, thus assuring that people across America would read about the incident and conclude that Waco is as nutty as they'd always suspected.

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Bill Nye discusses the incident and the problems he has with fundamentalists in a new podcast inteview at
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 4:38 PM  
This is the result of forsaking God and denying Jesus Christ. Evolution is not a science it is a woldview.
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 8:40 AM  
yeah... and whatever a "woldview" is...

calico cats are also the work of the devil, Jesus hated them.
Posted by Blogger Frankie on 12:10 PM  



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