Bill Nye (The Science Guy!) Aims to Change the World [Video]

In case you still need to be convinced on how awesome a person and a scientist Bill Nye is, I strongly encourage you to watch this clip. Not only was this guy one of my role model back when I was a kid, but he still is today, alongside with Richard Feynman, Carl Sagan, and Neil Degrasse Tyson.

In recent years, Bill Nye has emerged as a fearless voice against climate change deniers. The Science Guy has gone from taking on science lessons for children to taking on pundits on cable television on climate change, evolution and science in general.

[New York Times | Via The Mary Sue]





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7 Responses to Bill Nye (The Science Guy!) Aims to Change the World [Video]

  1. I stopped liking him when he slammed christians as holding back the human race. If you want to believe different than me thats fine, but don’t disrespect me or I’ll give you none.

    • When there is a fight over pushing science in the classroom because of religious beliefs, regardless of the religion, we are holding back the human race. Science has brought you EVERY FORM OF TECHNOLOGY we have. Religion cannot say the same or even similar. You are welcome to your beliefs as is the scientist.

    • It’s not about Christians, it’s about the Church and an extremely closed view of the universe that has been pervasive over the centuries. The Church has curtailed scientific progress repeatedly and continues to do so on a regular basis. This is not opinion, it’s demonstrable fact, that even the Vatican has been forced to admit to an extent. Most Christians I know agree with that, believe it or not.

      As wightout comments, it’s not just Christianity either, and truth be told, it’s not just religion either. It’s a mindset that the universe adheres to your personal views of it, and that you cannot possibly be wrong about that fact – especially in the case of observable evidence to the contrary. That mindset has always been the main barrier to scientific progress. It takes an open mind to learn something new.

  2. It’s a mindset that the universe adheres to your personal views of it, and that you cannot possibly be wrong about that fact – especially in the case of observable evidence to the contrary. That mindset has always been the main barrier to scientific progress. It takes an open mind to learn something new.
    Agreed.
    Know what holds back science the most?
    When scientists have that same mindset, i.e., when science is politicized, i.e., when most scientific exploration is done with govt funding.
    Sometimes I think science was free and more open under a strong Christian society than under modern days.

    And I say that as an ex-Christian.

  3. I’m sad that the goal of the show wasn’t to promote and teach science. I guess that goes hand and hand with the climate change. This all is quite the letdown for me.