A Video Of Bill Nye Answering Common Science Questions Asked On Twitter

April 20, 2017

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This is a video of Bill Nye answering some basic science questions asked by Twitter users, who presumably have science reports due tomorrow and didn't want to risk turning in the same copy/pasted article from Wikipedia like the rest of the class. Twitter: it's like an interactive encyclopedia for some people. A lot of the questions were so basic it made me wonder how the hell people were actually asking them. You know how some teachers say there's no such thing as a stupid question? Those teachers just don't want to be fired.

Keep going for the video while i rewatch the magnet part and listen to Bill bullshit about them not being magic stones created by wizards.

Thanks to IAmRon, who at least knows his name in case he gets separated from his parents.

  • James Turner

    Just don't ask him about Gender. He obviously doesn't have a degree in biology from his recent stand up musical act. Nor does he have a degree in economics from his California rant. Bill Nye the Comedy Guy is a fraud. Besides, didn't ICP ask this question ages ago?

  • HackTheGibson

    111 Comments, mostly about global warming... and no one mentions his flip flop on GMOs? How about that his degree is in engineering yet speaks like he has a PhD in every field of science?

  • Bling Nye

    Probably because the GMO thing is entirely tangential? Funny how people can change their minds ("flip flop" is such an ignorant term in this case) when presented with new information, isn't it?

    As for the degree issue you bring up, it's also remarkable that people can continue to educate themselves beyond a classroom. In spite of not having "a PhD in every field of science," the things he says are not wrong; if they were wrong, he'd be called out and corrected.

    Sit down.

  • HackTheGibson

    Flip flop is the exact word. The issue was that no new information was presented. Had something new come out, then yes it would be inappropriate. He argued against some of the exact arguements that he now makes for GMO. I am not opposed to GMO and find most of the opposition silly, but I hate people who just follow the money more.

    As for degree, no continuing outside the classroom or honorary degrees do not make him the spokesman for the field. If I want to be educated in a field of science, I would rather look to the experts than the kids tv show host. As for calling him out, look to the GMO. He was called out and years later finally changed all the while people ignored his errors and even supported them.

    So you might follow the Blues Clues 2.0 guy but I will continue to be educated by those who know the science or submit my own papers for review.

  • The_Wretched

    Since the anti-global warming trolls are here:
    http://theconversation.com/...

    http://thebulletin.org/how-...

  • Munihausen

    He should stick to this type of material.

  • Smeg

    Who knew Geekologie counted so many ostrich-in-the-sand climate change deniers amongst its readership? I'm legitimately disappointed.

  • Bling Nye

    It's frankly surprising.

  • Deksam

    Glad to disappoint, Go run to your critical thinking safe spaces.

    Here's more Billy boi debunking for all who care about truth...

    https://www.youtube.com/wat...

  • Bling Nye

    Nah, I enjoy the site. I run into dumb fuckers all the time, you're nothing special, certainly nothing to make me run anywhere. lol

    "critical thinking safe spaces" wtf does that even mean? Hahaha

  • TheQiwiMan

    LOL @ the people who think the "Science Guy" is infallible.

  • Ijustsharted

    please refer us to a scientific mistake he made. Go ahead we'll wait.*

    *(not really, why would I wait for you)

  • TheQiwiMan

    Oh I don't know.. how about his advocating the unquestioning blind belief in "authorities"? That's not science. That's something a religion says.

    His own cognitive dissonance blinds him to the fact that each and every climate model ever created by man has not only been wrong, but LAUGHABLY wrong. If some private company put together economic models to predict the market that performed as ridiculously badly as these climate models, they'd (rightfully) be laughed out of existence. But if you get enough smart-sounding guys to wear white coats, the mouth-breathing buffoons like you will brainlessly believe every word they say anyways, cuz they used the magic "SCIENCE" word!

    Don't be a sheep.

  • Bling Nye

    LOL @ anyone that thinks anyone is infallible.

    If anything, we need more people like Nye and Tyson that make science more accessible. What's the beef with Bill?

  • TheQiwiMan

    Nah man, we don't need any more of their type of sophistry, we already have more than enough.

  • Deksam

    Bill Nye has paid for Cognitive Dissonance towards Global Warming.

  • The_Wretched

    Bill Nye is a wealthy elite paid to lie? That's projection right there. Bill Nye is a retired scientist turned media personality who cares deeply about people not getting hurt and using his popularity to get attention for a critical issue that folks like you are trying to hide.

  • Deksam

    Well, he's glad for your support. while he eats another poached egg and avocado.

    I liked him as a kid, but then I grew up.

  • Bling Nye

    “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

    ― Isaac Asimov

  • Deksam

    Well you live in your world, I'll live in mine.
    It just that your world forcibly costs us nonbelievers so much gosh darn money, and for what? an unperceivable change in world temp.. Oh deal!!!

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