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Bill Nye Explains To Fox News Moon Volcanoes Don’t Cause Global Warming

Bill Nye the Science Guy! We remember him. “Bill Nye the Science Guy” was a 90s television program on PBS Kids that taught science in fun and accessible ways to children. Explaining science to children, you might say, is Bill Nye’s great gift. Here is Bill Nye talking to Fox News anchor Jon Scott about the exciting recent discovery of volcanoes on the Moon and its implications for life’s origins. Scott isn’t terribly interested in this, but he does want to know if these volcano things caused the climate change on the moon. It’s not like humans even burned any fossil fuels on the moon, and look how the moon turned out!

Bill Nye sort of stares at him for a second, because for a scientist this irrational tangent is probably a little hard to follow. Sorry, Bill, we should have reminded you to review a dictionary of idiot speak before you went on the show. The word “science” sounds like “global warming conspiracy” in a Fox News brain. Nye patiently explains to Jon Scott that volcanoes have nothing to do with global warming, mining does, and science shows that global warming will make Earth into a hellfire lava pool that kills off every living thing, more like Venus. That’s what “science” says. Blank stare. What do hippie leftist environazis have to do with Venus? Okay, well thanks. That’s the last time Fox News tries to invite an actual children’s science teacher on the program. [Media Matters]

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    1. prommie

      Even better, do what Greasy, Gasping Fat Fuck Christie did with NJ's PBS station, and privatize it.

  1. OC_Surf_Serf

    Hey Jon, in space they can't hear you scream all your racist, homophobic, anti-muslin rants…

    1. SheriffRoscoe

      Bill O'Reilly actually said that to Richard Dawkins, making the task of me ridiculing him embarrassingly easy.

      1. Lascauxcaveman

        Didja notice how Jon actually let Bill Nye finish multiple sentences in a row without shouting him down?

        Fox News Anchor FAIL, Jon.

        1. Ruhe

          Perhaps The Science Guy had warned him before the segment started, "Hey, Jon, now that physical contact is okay here at Fox, I should warn you that I'm a fifth degree blackbelt and if you interrupt me or cut me off I'm gonna put my left foot right here" (pointing to the anchor's adam's apple).

          1. mumbly_joe

            In that guy's defense, Hugh Hewitt is a complete sack of shit. If any douchebag deserves to have the smug slapped out of them, it's… actually a three-way tie between him, Grover Norquist, and Andy Breitbart.

        2. Biel_ze_Bubba

          The dweeb was probably still challenged by the task of processing sentence 1 when sentence 2 came out… and it snowballed on him.
          My 5-year-old daughter, on the other hand (now studying neuroscience), had no problem with Nye, and loved his show. Bit of a liberal, too — I blame the Pell grants.

    1. ArmoredLibunatic

      Sure I can, and I'm just a hack who grew up with Beakman (take that, Billy boy!). So do you want the long or short answer?

  2. Laughitoff22

    I don't think I've ever loved Bill Nye more. He sufficiently and calmly explained why this news anchor, as well as (most likely) the majority of fox news viewers are idiots, as though he was a petulant child.

    I think I'm in love.

      1. DashboardBuddha

        I think in this case it's more like anchors that are dragging down the SS Critical Thought.

    1. anniegetyerfun

      Despite the fact that he apparently has had oodles of Botox, his calm demeanor makes me want to pleasure him.

    2. JustPixelz

      "Think you're in love".

      If you're hot for Bill Nye, that would explain the global warming that isn't happening. [long pause] On the moon. [longer pause] Using science.

    3. Texan_Bulldog

      Love how he had to break out the cupcake vs. cake analogy for the moon and earth. That's definitely about the right mentality for Jon.

  3. iburl

    Why did they have Bill Nye on, why not a real scientist? I heard there was a professor at Liberty University who has calculated how many dinosaurs were on Noah's ark.

    1. CessnaDriver

      The lastest talking point is that the dinos were brought onboard as eggs, because of the whole they would have eaten Noah and every other living thing thing.

      Nice to know that someone was thinking when they watched Jurassic Park.

      The mock up of the Ark at some chirstian playground will have racks of dino eggs.

    1. Fare la Volpe

      And if Fox presented "facts" all the time, they couldn't provide fair and balanced coverage!

      1. Ducksworthy

        Exactly. The facts are not fair and balanced despite what the MSM would try to have you think. They pretty much all line up on the side of reality.

      1. ChessieNefercat

        Well how come thermodynamics gets to be a law, huh? It's not in the Constutueshun either!

        1. FNMA

          Gravity was intelligently designed by God to be the mechanism to let you know that you've had too much tequila.

          1. nonbeliever7

            If God invented tequila, I may have to re-think this whole non-belief thing I got going on.

      2. DaRooster

        Relativity is only a theory too… that is why Faux stays away from anything relative…

  4. OC_Surf_Serf

    Bill Nye the Speed Walking Crime Fighter from KING5's Almost Live solves another case for Truth.

    1. Terry

      Fox News guys all ways get like that when something comes up that's not on the talking points they get from the Koch Brothers and the RNC.

      1. Rotundo_

        They have these "Westworld" moments like seizures and lock up and don't seem to know what to say or do. It's amusing in small bite sized chunks like this, but not worth watching Faux News for any amount of time.

    2. poncho_pilot

      Fox News guy: Furrows brow, wonders what to say next. Beats chest. Grunts. Attacks Bill Nye with antelope femur.

      Me: Run, Bill! Run!

        1. GunToting[Redacted]

          What their target audience fails to appreciate is that "some people" are really fucking stupid. Coincidentally, "some people" is their key target demographic.

        2. Naked_Bunny

          Actually, that's pretty much any network, and newspaper, and magazine, these days.

  5. comptoneffect

    Another example of a Fox News anchor not missing an opportunity to spout a right-wing talking point. Say what you will about the Fox corporate training program but it’s remarkably efficient.

    1. FNMA

      They gotten much better with the ice pick to the frontal lobe since that mishap with the Fox & Friends crew.

    2. Ruhe

      Really. Like do they have members of their production staff who specialize in finding the opportunities to place that shit in various stories and interviews, you know like the ones who work on the Spielberg movies placing product. Or is the anchors? Are they just that good?

    3. Rotundo_

      So is it like behavior modification where they shove a M&M in their mouths every time they spout the line? Or do Roger and Rupert use shock collars on them?

    1. weejee

      In skew perhaps, but the collective girth of the Hoverrounds kills the platykuric (no not the Katie Couric) through an especially short and fat kurtosis. I hate those hoverrounding platykuriciders

      1. Fukui_sanYesOta

        Oh so many upfists for platykuric and kurtosis.

        Now that's a word I've not heard since ….

  6. hollywooddood

    Even children, armed with comic books and calculators, could teach Jon Scott a few things.

    1. anniegetyerfun

      Infants, armed with boogers and spit-up, could teach Jon Scott a few things.

      I am relatively confident that my Pekingese could teach Jon Scott a few things.

    2. Geminisunmars

      Umm. . . someone has to want to learn in order to learn. That ship has sailed, if it was ever in the harbor to begin with.

    1. ChessieNefercat

      "Next, Bill Nye will explain how come people living in New Zealand (aka upsidedownieland) don't fall off the world."

      I think it's like dinosaur fossils, God's idea of a kneeslapper of a joke that makes people uh…um, be more impressed with God? Yeah, um, Bible! Bible! Bible!

      (The joke is that New Zealand doesn't really exist because the earth is flat!)

  7. Weenus299

    It's because the moon volcanoes are conspiring to raise taxes. All that moon-lava shit is just a distraction.

  8. donner_froh

    Nye lost the fox news guy when he started using Venus as an example. Now if he had talked about Uranus he would have been offered his own show.

    1. bagofmice

      Fear of a wide stance planet.

      Because apparently the taint of the solar system stretches from Venus to Uranus, and has a Great Red Spot in the middle.

    1. Tundra Grifter

      JC: Bill Nye could have expanded that to "truth is the same for everybody. That's pretty much what makes it 'truth.'"

      But then Jon Scott's head would have exploded.

      1. Ruhe

        No, no. He would have laughed at him like the villain from a Bond film and then paraphrased Charles Foster Kane…"The truth is what we say it is Mr. Nye."

      1. Mapmonger

        "Nothing means anything, everything's permitted. Nothing is forbidden, so anything goes" ~ nomeansno

    2. Fare la Volpe

      "The good thing about science is that it's true whether you believe in it or not." -Neil deGrasse Tyson

  9. NorthStarSpanx

    There's more to the story. When they signed off, even peace-loving Nye was forced to violently refudiate bunghole Scott when he boasted about suspending that polar bear scientists ass in Alaska for fudging their drowning numbers.

    1. AJWjr.

      But did he 'splain why on earth there are no bears on the poles of the moon? Lunar polar bears–never thought of that, didja?

      1. poncho_pilot

        Teddy Roosevelt bagged a Lunar Polar Bear in 1894. he later tried and failed to establish a Nature Reserve in Mare Tranquillitatis.

  10. Tundra Grifter

    Sen. John McCain has the same look on his face when he patiently explains to Sheer InSannity (again) that the US Government doesn't have enough revenue to pay its bills unless the debt limit is increased. Or how the US Senate operates.

    Say what you will about Ole Walnuts (and we do) – when he is dealing with a child he takes his time and does his best to calmly explain it in terms anyone can understand.

    Well, almost anyone. "Am i An Idiot?" InSannity never seems to be able to grasp it.

    1. OneDollarJuana

      You may paint Sean with the moniker "InSannity", but clearly the insane one is John McCain, who keeps trying to explain to his Republican party members the facts of reality, when clearly it doesn't, and will never, work.

    1. horsedreamer_1

      His penchant for Olympia, Wash., trannies will be revealed to all, forever discrediting his life's work.

  11. HobbesEvilTwin

    Sadly, any three year old watching that exchange took away more from it than Jon Scott.

    1. Doktor Zoom

      Any three year old watching that exchange was desperately trying to insert an Elmo DVD in the player.

  12. Ducksworthy

    Look here Bill Nye, if Jon Scott wants to believe that global warming is caused by moon volcanoes he'll believe that global warming is caused by moon volcanoes and all your sciencey talk will go in one ear and out the other because there's noting in his head to even slow it down.

  13. EatsBabyDingos

    Bill Nye had Yo Yo Ma play at his wedding. Faux Newsies get MaMa YoYo (insert Bachmann joke here).

    1. LettucePrey

      Unfortunately, Bill Nye also had Rick Warren officiate his wedding. The marriage was annuled four months later after it was discovered that Fat Rick didn't have the proper license to marry people. True story.

    1. Gunner Asch

      It's his trademark image thingie. He dressed just like that when he was on Almost Live.

  14. widestanceroman

    Q: Where was noted anti-volcanologist, Bobby Jindal for this discussion?
    A: Bringing another bucket of sand to rebuild the dang berm.

    1. SorosBot

      Jindahl doesn't think people should study Vulcans? But they are the most logical and peaceful of races.

      Oh wait, Republicans are opposed to logic and peace.

    2. V572 Hair of Destiny

      They did stop building that silly-ass thing after Barry plugged the leak, didn't they? Please?

  15. OneDollarJuana

    I watched the whole clip and it's apparent that Jon Scott never really caught on to what Nye was explaining. He's still trying to figure it out, I'm sure.

      1. Tundra Grifter

        Sadly, you are quite correct. Just as soon as Jon Scott figured out Bil Nye was linking science with facts with global climate change, he cut off the discussion.

  16. SorosBot

    Bill did a good job; you'd think he might have trouble, since explaining science to 5-year-olds is on a much higher intellectual level than explaining it to Fox hosts.

    1. mumbly_joe

      Literally. I remember his show pretty well, and I'm pretty sure he explains several of the exact concepts (i.e, the relationship between surface area and volume as you scale size up or down) on his show for elementary and middle school students, but much more rapidly and with higher-level terminology.

      Also too, compare his appearances on Maddow, where he fully expects her and her libtard audience to have some basic operating knowledge of how science works and what words and math mean.

  17. cuzcorrelation

    Explaining science to children, you might say, is Bill Nye’s great gift.

    Then the Fox audience is right up his alley.

    1. Ruhe

      But what's amazing is that they always manage to pull of this wise-ass attitude that implies that the scientists and guys like Nye or even Al Gore are all either credulous dupes or conspirators.

    1. Geminisunmars

      But true. For me and for you. And everybody. You get some science, and you get some science, and you. . .

  18. DashboardBuddha

    BN – Smaller objects cool faster than larger objects
    JS – I'm afraid I don't understand, Bill.
    BN – Because of the ratio of size to surface area, small objects give off heat faster.
    JS – I dunno Bill – it's all pops and whistles on my end.
    BN – A cupcake cools faster than a whole cake.
    JS – Yummmm! Cake!

      1. DustBowlBlues

        I'd forgotten the high fivin' white guys. He was also a part of the Ballard School of Driving. We lived on Phinny Ridge, just up the hill from aged Scandy-ville so we could second their view of Ballard driving.

  19. Limeylizzie

    That's the look Mrlimeylizzie gives me when I do something really stupid, although he tempers it with love, so it's more "Oh God, I am married to a short, sexy moron" .

        1. not that Dewey

          If I'm not mistaken, TLC has about 4 hours of primetime programming on that very subject.

      1. Limeylizzie

        Full disclosure, when we first knew each other I was at his apartment and he was at work and I took a shower and got locked in the stall for 5 hours, until he came home and rescued me.

        1. Barb

          When we first got married I locked myself out of the house in a nightgown and with no shoes on. The gate was locked in the back yard and I had to jump the concrete block wall. Without shoes, I couldn't run across the gravel to get speed to hoist myself. I had no knickers on and I could hear the garbage guys making the rounds in the truck. I had to either scale that wall or go back into the garage for 8 hours and wait for Jeff.

          With scraped toes, knuckles and knees, I got over that wall and ran across the gravel and got in the window. I wonder if anyone saw it and put it on YouTube?

          1. DashboardBuddha

            Back when I still had a romantic soul, I thought it would be a great idea to play a love song under the window of a young woman I was wooing at the time. And it would have been a great idea except I was standing under the wrong apartment window.

            Nasty old bitch threatened to call the cops on me.

          1. Limeylizzie

            It was one of those really old-circa 1940-very tall, self-contained stalls, quite wide, and made of tempered glass, so there was no climbing out, so I washed myself multiple times, shaved practically all of my body hair, put conditioner all over me, so I didn't get all pruney and sang torch songs!

          2. Limeylizzie

            Even in my extremis I knew it was insane and I went from sobbing self-pityingly to laughing like a hyena.

    1. Barb

      My husband got that look the other day. I was ordering something for him online and he was spelling the last name for me. Um, it's only 5 letters and it's my name too!

      1. freakishlywrong

        You were having a "conservative moment". Poor things, they go through their whole lives like that.

      2. Guppy06

        As someone who has gone his whole life having to explain his last name to people, I can tell you that it's reflex, a conditioned response. Don't blame him.

        1. Barb

          You're right, Guppy. The last 3 letters are "m-a-n" and it is pronounced "min", rhymes with "fin." It confuses people.

          1. Barb

            Yes Gemini, one day closer to revealing my true identity and having Spanky2B show up at my door with a Whitman Sampler and a severed human head for me.

          2. Guppy06

            "It confuses people."

            If you need help remembering that people are idiots, scroll back up to the top.

      3. PuckStopsHere

        I sort of did that. Right after we had gotten married, I had to pick up the dry cleaning and I asked my bride whose name they were under and she said, "Uh, ours?"

      4. Doktor Zoom

        Oh, yes. Gave my ex that look once when, in the car, she glanced at the the radio and said "Huh. That's the third Beatles song they've played in a row."

        I gave her that face and said, "It's a tape."

        We can still get a laugh from each other with that one.

  20. Redhead

    If your idiocy makes a man whose job it is to explain science to elementary school children want to bang his head against a wall, well….

    you might be a teabagger.

  21. Pragmatist2

    A syllogism.
    Global warming is caused by cow farts.
    The Moon has been warmed into a dust pile.
    There are no cows on the Moon.
    Ergo: There is no global warming

  22. anniegetyerfun

    Fox News should really know better than to have someone on their network who believes in science.

    1. DashboardBuddha

      The bigger question is what was Fox thinking when it asked BN to come on the show? Fox usually brings in atheists that are dumber on science than Bill-o

  23. inapewetrust

    they are so impressed by his reference to "algebra" that they immediately deputize him to resolve the debt ceiling fight. "whoa, did you hear him talk about surface area? he must be the smartest man alive! let's have him take care of that thing where a bunch of dumb republican politicians are trying to destroy us all, because i'm pretty sure that's some kind of math problem. it involves numbers, anyway, as far as i understand."

    these people have high-paying jobs in a terrible economy. meritocracy!

    1. poncho_pilot

      i think this is the math problem:

      Congress – Corporate Lackeys + Actual Progressives = ???

  24. V572 Hair of Destiny

    Science on Venus and the moon is the same as science on Earth, except Venus and the moon don't have Jeebus.

      1. V572 Hair of Destiny

        Of course, the beautiful and inspiring ascent of human knowledge from Ptolemy* to Tycho Brahae to Copernicus to Galileo to Kepler to Newton to…Jeebus.

        *And don't underestimate Ptolemy. His math worked, and he could predict eclipses from a geocentric model.

      2. genxr

        Veenus Jeebus has six arms and bleeds sulfuric acid stigmata. His body temperature is 500 degrees but it has nothing to do with fossil fuels.

    1. Native_of_SL_UT

      I don't know what skool you went to, but we here understand that wasn't a volcano at all, but some sort of mold problem on the cheese.

    2. tessiee

      No, no! It's not that the moon IS a pie, it's that the moon hits your eye LIKE a big pizza pie!
      When a gigantic eel takes a bite of your heel, that's a moray…

  25. teebob2000

    He promotes the homosexual agenda by co-hosting that ride in normally family-friendly Epcot with known lesbian Ellen!!

    1. tessiee

      "Blah blah Ginger blah blah blah taxes blah soshulizm blah blah blah gays blah blah mexicans blah blah darkies blah blah blah guvmint gonna take away everybody's guns blah blah blah"

  26. Serolf_Divad

    no atmosphere = no atmospheric warming

    But I realize that's a bit too much information for a Fox News guy to take in all at once.

  27. prommie

    This Jon Scott sure is pretty dumb. Anyone who understands anything at all about climate science knows that moon volcanos have nothing to do with global warming. Everybody knows that the real significance of moon volcanos is that they prove that we should not raise the debt ceiling, that muslims are all secret jihadists intent on imposing Sharia slavery on us all, and that Obama is a Kenyan anti-colonialist.

  28. Mahousu

    Global warming is hot, and ice cream is cold. So if there were global warming, there wouldn't be any ice cream. And yet I had an ice cream cone just last night. How does your "science" explain THAT, Mr. Nye??

  29. horsedreamer_1

    Jon Scott, a journalist so skillful he couldn't outperform Chris Hansen, Predator Catcher on Dateline NBC. Had to take his talents to South of the Truth Beach.

  30. El Pinche

    JS: What about other "planets?"
    BN: The noxious gases of Uranus could kill a man. (rimshot)

  31. tessiee

    Step 1: Fool Real Amurricans into believing global warming conspiracy/hoax.
    Step 2: ?????
    Step 3: Profit!!

    1. Gleem_McShineys

      With one minor adjustment, you can fill in step 2 from reality.

      Step 1: Fool Real Amurricans into believing global warming is a conspiracy/hoax.
      Step 2: Sell lots of oil, SUV's, and bombastic teevee advertising time
      Step 3: Profit!!

  32. not that Dewey

    I should stop being amazed that my 4-year-old can out-explain foxnews anchors and teaparty politicians on subjects ranging from science to American history, and just accept that we are a nation of idiots.

    1. poncho_pilot

      America seems largely devoid of intellectual curiosity. by the 5th grade i learned i should keep my mouth shut most of the time.

  33. poncho_pilot

    the last moments when they discuss sending Nye to Congress reminds me greatly of Idiocracy.

    aside from that, it sounds more like a threat to Nye than a moment of, "hey, this guy could really help." more like, "take him to…Detroit."

    1. Cicada

      The California State Fair had something like that a few years back, but made with a battered and deep fried (of course) chicken breast slathered in "secret sauce" on a glazed donut. Bacon was one topping option.

      It's monstrosities like this that make me appreciate the refined aesthetics of deep fried butter.

  34. smitallica

    "The great thing about science is, it's true for all of us."

    In other words, all the propaganda, religion, and asshole Republican demagoguing can't change little things like facts. You fucktards.

    1. V572 Hair of Destiny

      Which is why Saint Ronnie of Santa Barbara told us that facts are stupid things. And he knew his science! For instance, Ronnie believed, until informed otherwise by the Defense Department, that intercontinental ballistic missiles could be recalled or rerouted after launch. Scary!

  35. x111e7thst

    Fox "News" anchors recognize that science and reality are not to be trusted when they conflict with dogma. They are truly of the Elect.

  36. SayItWithWookies

    That's so cute — Bill, explaining things to a FOX News anchor is like explaining them to a Pomeranian only without the big wet eyes and the cocked head. Actually, the Pomeranian wouldn't have an inane comeback question either.

  37. natoslug

    "Explain it to me as if I were a complete idiot, Bill."
    "Well Jon, I would, but most complete idiots are at least an order of magnitude brighter than you. Let's talk about cupcakes instead, mmmkay?"

  38. BaldarTFlagass

    It may have already been said above, ain't got time to check, but it seems that this Jon Scott guy must not have watched Bill Nye the Science guy when he was younger. Or if he did, he didn't watch for comprehension.

  39. BaldarTFlagass

    I liked Jon Scott better when he sang for AC/DC back in the 1970s.

    ♪"We're on the highway to hell!"♫

    1. SorosBot

      No politics on Galifrey? Try telling that to President Borusa, if he wasn't now stone. Someone needs to see The Deadly Assassin and The Five Doctors.

      1. Pres.Beeblebrox

        Eh, I always thought Gallifrey was more of a dictatorship, esp. with rotting-corpse Masters running around sowing chaos and the Eye of Harmony basically running the show, figuratively and literally. But those outfits they wear are the shizzle. (I never could get into those multiple-Doctor shows, but the Deadly Assassin is one of the best eps EVAR.)

  40. thefrontpage

    Bill Nye should know about aliens since he is one.

    Nye is to science what "Dr., but Not a Doctor" Phil is to psychology.

    Both are idiots, by the way.

    1. HuddledMass

      Too harsh — lots of MIT kiddies were Bill Nye fans in their infancy. Although Beakman's World had a big following too.

      1. Pres.Beeblebrox

        See, I was right. He IS a Time Lord. Weird outfit – check. Idiosyncratic fashion accessory – check. Whimsical hairdo – check. Strange affect – check. Someone see if he is packing a sonic screwdriver and knows Venusian aikido.

    2. Pres.Beeblebrox

      I think Bill Nye's past his sell-by date. Our new resident Science Nerd should be Doctor "I was a neuroscientist who appeared on Big Brother and then I got saline implants and went to Hollywood and appeared on Hot Tub Fantasy Football Pick Show" Michele Noonan.

  41. comrad_darkness

    Fox hires the absolutely stupidest people it can, right? They can't possibly scrape the barrel any deeper, right?

  42. HedonismBot

    Silver lining here. I know Fox News only has scientists on their programs as part of pathetic and misguided attempts to discredit them and distort real scientific discoveries to convince viewers that global warming is somehow a fraud. But maybe, in the midst of all the smoke and mirrors and Flat-Earthery, some viewers with higher than average cranial capacity might somehow – even if only by accident – actually learn something.
    Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! Science rules…

    1. tessiee

      "Fox News only has scientists on their programs as part of pathetic and misguided attempts to discredit them and distort real scientific discoveries to convince viewers that global warming is somehow a fraud."

      It really is like on the Simpsons when Fox digitally adds flames and devil horns to Democrats.

    1. weejee

      And Bill can be with the certains, even when he's wrong. I had a talk with Bill some years back when he wuz still here in C'Addle and we were waiting for a sailboat to pass before we could cross the draw bridge to the beloved Republic of Fremont. There is a much higher, troll guarded bridge that soars just east of the Fremont Bridge. And I asked Bill if he new that that bridge, usually called the "Aurora Bridge" was really the George Washington Bridge? Bill emphatically said I was crazy. Mmmm, the Wiki seems to think maybe not so much.

  43. user-of-owls

    Well, that cinches it. The only moral thing to do now is to eliminate PBS completely.

  44. DahBoner

    Hey Jon!

    Gravity is just a "theory", like global warming.

    Hey, if you're too smart to believe in theories, why don't you jump off the Empire State building.

    Theories can't kill you, amirite?

  45. thefrontpage

    It's not too harsh to criticize Nye–he's often veered stupidly into Crazy Town, said some incredibly stupid things, and has often been flat-out wrong, biased and inaccurate on numerous issues. He's also got an, er, "reputation," if you know what I mean. He's nuts. And he does not practice real science. Just like "Dr. but Not a Doctor" Phil does not practice any real anything. They're both jerks.

  46. tessiee

    That's because belief is not only morally superior to evidence, it's factually superior.
    *looks sideways suspiciously at proudgrampa*
    Unless you're one a them atheists…

  47. mumbly_joe

    The best part is, I remember his children's show very well, and I'm absolutely certain that he had to take his time and explain things more slowly and patiently and in lower-concept terminology on Fox News for putative adults than he ever did on his teevee show designed to introduce 8-to-13-year-olds to elementary science concepts.

    Particularly when he talks about how the moon cooled off- he is honestly completely terrified that the square-cube rule is going to go completely over their heads, and he is right.

  48. Gomez571

    This is the first video I have been able to watch from work in weeks. Apparently FoxNews is not blocked. My overlords have spoken.

  49. Nostrildamus

    Gravity is socialist. It pulls the big man down more than the little guy. Why do we so burden our mass creators?

  50. valgal2342

    I think Jon got a hard on when Bill told him he asked an excellent question. He started to squirm in his seat and cast a silly grin.

  51. a_pink_poodle

    This is Bill Nye we're talking about here! He especially specializes in talking to children!

  52. AnotherKiwi

    We manage to stay on the earth, Mr thunder (if that is your real name) because YOU are upsidedown. Hah hah I run rings around you logically.

  53. V572 Hair of Destiny

    Miche1e did the same thing to Geithner: asked him questions based on such profound ignorance or misinformation that they could not be answered in few words. When the witness pauses, the questioner looks around as if to say: "See? See? I stumped this so-called smart guy!"

    And the yahoos tell themselves: "That just proves book larnin' ain't worth nothin', like Pappy always sayed."

  54. FNMA

    Some people, not me, have manners and don't blurt out, "What the fuck are you talking about?" when asked an idiotic question.
    Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people.

  55. tessiee

    "When the witness pauses, the questioner looks around as if to say: "See? See? I stumped this so-called smart guy!"

    And the yahoos tell themselves: "That just proves book larnin' ain't worth nothin', like Pappy always sayed." "

    And as if all that weren't bad enough, they always look so damn pleased with themselves about the whole thing.

  56. mumbly_joe

    It's interesting to note that Fed secretaries don't really have this problem when Ron Paul accuses the Fed of kidnapping the Lindburgh baby. At this point, all Fed secretaries have a fairly stock "nothing you're asking about has anything to do with anything" answer for anything Ron Paul sez, they must get taught it during orientation.

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