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Bill Nye the Science Guy - met him once, he was an asshole in real life.

Daniel Greenfield has an excellent article at Front Page:

CAN THE MEDIA PLEASE STOP QUOTING BILL NYE AS A SCIENCE EXPERT
Calling yourself the "Science Guy" does not mean that you are an expert on anything. It means you're the host of a kids show.

Instead Bill Nye is being interviewed as if he were an expert on every possible topic from footballs to evolution. He's out there blaming the blizzard on Global Warming; a subject that, like most other things, he knows nothing about.

Bill Nye was an aspiring comedian who wasn't funny and so began doing edutainment for kids instead. He has no PhD. He has a BS in mechanical engineering.

Daniel offers some more and closes with this:

So now we have Bill Nye being quoted on life after death, football pressure and evolution. Not because he's an expert, but because he's a celebrity. And unlike Tyson, he's not even a celebrity scientist.

Just a celebrity. And a fifth rate one at that.

Bill Nye is a comedian who wanted to change the world by becoming an astronaut but wouldn't take the time to get a PhD. Now he got his wish because media standards have fallen so far into the toilet that it will quote anyone who agrees with them and whose material might go viral.

The problem is that those people in Nye's camp will disregard anything that reveals the shallowness of Nye's knowledge. He is telling them the narrative that they want to hear and he tells it striped of any actual data that would confuse them.

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