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Bill Nye booed in Texas
« on: April 23, 2009, 07:13:25 am »
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Bill Nye "The Science Guy" was booed in Waco, Texas for suggesting the Moon did not generate its own light, but reflected light from the sun.

Trouble started when the children's entertainer brought up Genesis 1:16, which reads: "God made two great lights -- the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars," and pointed out that the lesser light was actually a reflector.

At this point, several people in the audience stormed out, including woman with three small children who shouted, "We believe in God!" and left.

Nye was taking part in McLennan Community College's Distinguished Lecture Series, giving talks on global warming, Mars exploration, and energy consumption, but it was the moon thing that got them.

According to Morgan Matthew, "This story originally appeared in the Waco Tribune, but the newspaper has mysteriously pulled its story from the online version, presumably to avoid further embarrassment."

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Re: Bill Nye booed in Texas
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 07:18:19 am »
I'm okay with this, since these people are also likely not to believe in modern medicine.
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Re: Bill Nye booed in Texas
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 07:24:50 am »
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Re: Bill Nye booed in Texas
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2009, 12:57:48 pm »
"Trouble started when the children's entertainer brought up Genesis 1:16, which reads: "God made two great lights -- the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars," and pointed out that the lesser light was actually a reflector.

"At this point, several people in the audience stormed out, including woman with three small children who shouted, "We believe in God!" and left."

1) The moon gives off its own light.
2) Therefore, God exists.
3) Profit.

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Re: Bill Nye booed in Texas
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2009, 01:06:46 pm »
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Re: Bill Nye booed in Texas
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2009, 01:07:05 pm »
He was trying to pick a fight.  Or he was an idiot for not knowing his audience.   :lulz:
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Re: Bill Nye booed in Texas
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2009, 01:43:46 pm »
I'm pretty sure it was the former.  I saw him debate someone on Larry King once, I think it might've been Ben Stein, anyway, you can tell the guy likes stirring up the bees nest.  That's a good thing of course.

What astounded me was that so many people actually believe the Moon gives off its own light.  Did they scrub that bit out from all of the Elementary Earth Science books in Texas? 
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Re: Bill Nye booed in Texas
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2009, 01:46:48 pm »
I'm pretty sure it was the former.  I saw him debate someone on Larry King once, I think it might've been Ben Stein, anyway, you can tell the guy likes stirring up the bees nest.  That's a good thing of course.

What astounded me was that so many people actually believe the Moon gives off its own light.  Did they scrub that bit out from all of the Elementary Earth Science books in Texas? 

Isn't the whole "project flat-earth" thing the Creationists are doing about banning Elementary Science and replacing it with Hans Christian Anderscience?

Maybe there's a generation of people who've never been exposed to the facts. I love this century :lulz:
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Re: Bill Nye booed in Texas
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2009, 01:49:33 pm »
Sadly, I would totally expect that your theory is the correct one.  Jeebus, maybe the sucky economy is good for us if it keeps stupid idiots from getting jobs that actually have an impact on the general public. 
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Re: Bill Nye booed in Texas
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2009, 01:50:35 pm »

Maybe there's a generation of people who've never been exposed to the facts. I love this century :lulz:

In that sense it seems like the last few centuries though.
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Re: Bill Nye booed in Texas
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2009, 01:51:45 pm »
Yeah but this one has PS3's

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Re: Bill Nye booed in Texas
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2009, 01:52:17 pm »
Don't forget the easy access pr0nz.
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Re: Bill Nye booed in Texas
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2009, 01:57:12 pm »
They can have all the fairy tales and pr0n they want as long as they aren't making laws or opperating heavy machinery...


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Re: Bill Nye booed in Texas
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2009, 01:59:11 pm »
So do these people think that Volcanoes are just Mountains with Fire-Breathing Dragons living in them? 
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Re: Bill Nye booed in Texas
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2009, 01:59:40 pm »
They're NOT!?   :eek: