Bill Nye “The Science Guy” showed his true colors during a recent AMA (as me anything) on the internet powerhouse Reddit and when he failed to properly answer real science questions, the trolls on Reddit went to work.
And seriously, these people grilled him! Calling him out on facts, asking how he doesn’t understand the nature of protons, all sorts of stuff.
And again seriously, after re-reading these I have to wonder if it was really Nye or maybe someone who works for him.
Redditers also went after Nye for getting the facts wrong regarding a recent lawsuit filed against the National Academy of Science and various researchers for criticizing a paper written by Stanford University professor Mark Jacobson. Nye also gave some disagreeable answers about nuclear power.
Redditers couldn’t resist going after Nye for saying science is “true whether you believe it or not.” Commenters quickly pointed to Nye’s less-than-scientific claim that gender is a spectrum, and not binary.
Curiously, Nye also told Reddit users that belief in the “deep state” was the most harmful science-based conspiracy theory out there.
This user asked a VERY simple question, “In terms of influential politicians, which ones do you think you’ve had an impact in changing their minds?”
And as you can see, Nye just didn’t seem to get the concept and instead tried bringing up how he used to have a kid’s show.
So as you can see… the answers provided here seriously have no depth or substance. Either it wasn’t Bill Nye himself or maybe he’s not so much “the science guy” he claims to be.
Recently, he tried calling out Fox saying that he wants them to “get real” about climate change. And recently, that seems to be all he wants to talk about. I wonder why? After reading these AMA’s could it be because he’s just repeating crap he’s read?
“I will challenge Fox News right now,” he says. “What else do you guys talk about except how bad the other side is? What else do you have going on without straw men and women to knock down? What else is your deal? How much do you report on what’s really going on?”
“Climate change denial is almost always older people,” Nye says. “And it’s going to be a near-run thing for humankind—are those older people going to age out and stop voting before or after it’s too late to do a lot about climate change in the medium and short term?”
Bill Nye on working in television:
“I wanted to get the two balloons to stick together, and then pull one balloon with the other one, which is an old science demonstration—a classic, time-honored, a wonderful thing. I rubbed the balloon on my hair and [then] I stood there holding the balloon while they moved the lights around, as they’re wont to do, and the [static] charge dissipated and the effect didn’t work. So then immediately, two-and-a-half seconds later, they come in with glue—spray adhesive—and spray it on the balloon, and now they stick together but it just doesn’t look right. It was frustrating. And so I decided that someday, when I have an opportunity to do this, we’re not going to fake it. So on the Science Guy show we didn’t fake it.”
Bill Nye on climate deniers:
“The guy I think about often in this regard is Chad Myers, who was the meteorologist at CNN—I think he’s chief meteorologist. He changed his mind. He used to say climate change wasn’t a big problem, now he says it is. His daughter is 11 or 12 now, and it’s on his mind. And I confronted Marc Morano, another climate denier, and I said, ‘What about your kids?’ And he was at a loss for words—it’s on camera—he was at a loss for words. Because kids are the reason you live, as a parent, to pass your genes on, and if you pass your genes on to an environment that you ruined, you’re just not doing a very good job as a parent. So we’ll see what happens as the kids and grandkids of deniers come of age.”