The Big Bang one is probably the one that upsets me the most. The science geeks, god bless them, think they can convince unreasonable people with reasonable arguments when all they're doing is legitimizing an absurd idea by merely giving it the time of day.
This is almost always correct. I would say the counter-example was the Nye/Ham debates, where Nye used Ham as an example of the ridiculous. He gave him the time of day, but it wasn't a very good time for Ham...It wasn't so much a debate as a monologue delivered with a crazy person rambling in the background.
I guarantee you that not only does Ham think he "won" the debate, but that he and his followers believe that he handed Nye his ass.
In the meantime, he's become a household name.
Bill Nye isn't done losing my respect, though. My understanding is that he has also recently spent a lot of time with Monsanto scientists and is now ready to sing the virtues of commercial GMO crops, and is revising his book accordingly.