Bill Nye “The Science Guy” pisses off a few True Believers.

Which, to my mind, is a wonderful thing. The alleged offense came during a talk he gave at McLennan Community College:

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.

It shows how much better a man Bill Nye is than myself in that he didn’t immediately respond in a scathingly sarcastic manner as I would have. I’ve always liked Bill Nye and this just reaffirms it. Used to watch his show whenever I could despite it being aimed at kids just because it did a pretty good job of educating and entertaining all at once.

10 thoughts on “Bill Nye “The Science Guy” pisses off a few True Believers.

  1. This is really a reflection of my level of maturity, but sometimes I wish Bill Nye changed his name to Bill Bob, so then he’d be “Bill Bob, the science knob”.

  2. I have to admit, Beakman’s world had some damn cool stuff… but lets face it. Everyone remembers the Bill Nye theme song. Doesn’t that count for something? smile

  3. I never cared much for Beakman myself. This is probably another one of those Coke/Pepsi debates, though.

  4. I used to like Bill Nye but then I found out that he’s kind of an asshole. I read numerous accounts about him bascially using his fame to act like an ass around random unsuspecting people. And then I saw it firsthand when he was on a late night talkshow to do some experiments and he was a really grumpy dude, maybe he just had a bad hotel or something I don’t.

  5. No idea who Bill Nye is on this side of the pond, but anyone who walks out on him for stating a fact, them you gotta wonder about…

  6. Beakman sounded too much like Beaker, Professor Honeydews lab assistant on the Muppets and when it didn’t turn out to actually be him I lost interest. Bill had a much more memorable song.

  7. Oh my god! He was stating TRUE FACTS. Anyone who thinks that facts are not godly are just plain idiots. After all, is the sun any bigger than the stars? Is the moon actually a light? “We believe in God!” “Nobody cares, this is Science!”

  8. Nye is no scientist but those idiots who couldn’t face the truth about our Sun being one amongst billions and the moon merely reflecting the sun’s light are even more stupid than he. Nye pissed me off when on the Larry King show he insulted Bob Jacbos as well as other UFO witnesses. They had evidence he had nothing yet he continued to debunk their actual experiences. Now these guys weren’t ordinary witnesses they were ex-military and highly qualified in identifying things that fly across our skies. Fuck Bill Nye !

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