Bill Nye, The Not-So-Science Guy

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  1. Collateral

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    Seems like the article is pointing out that Nye is a fraud.

    I understand that this upsets you though because he is a leftist hero.
     
  2. Pete Cash

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    The article has a massive reddit post calling out nye mostly focusing on his lack of credentials and the ends with a right wing lunatic (bachelor of journalism) crying about the attention he gets. In between that is four examples where nye might have been wrong.

    Ive never seen a bill nye thing in my life. I barely know who he is but i can smell outrage culture bullshit a mile off.
     
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  3. Collateral

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    And yet, you jump to his defence straight away whilst knowing nothing about him. Lol.
     
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    You agree with the particular points in the article?
     
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  5. Pete Cash

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    I told danish not to watch his show and i laughed at the right wing sjw getting offended at the popularity of nye
     
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  6. Collateral

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    I agree that it is widely acknowledged that Bill Nye is a fraud and that leftists continue to try and peddle his fake credentials to further their cause.
     
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    Thats the best avoidance of a questiom ive ever seen. Weĺl done.
     
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    You've been avoiding admitting that Nye is a fake all thread, but don't let being a hypocrite stop you.
     
  9. Pete Cash

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    I dont think anyone has claimed he has more than a bachelor in engineering? Unless you are claiming that he faked that ?
     
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    A bachelor of Mechanical Engineering does not make you a climate science expert.
     
  11. Pete Cash

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    Neither does a bachelor in journalism ?
     
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    Ive already pointed out that two of the cherry picked points critical of nye are wrong. Cant be bothered looking into the others.

    In assuming thats their best evidence to prove he is a fraud.

    I dont really give a shit what his credentials are. He seems to be an entertainer to me.has he held himself out to be a climate change expert? Hes a pop scientist who probably covers a whole load of things like dr karl
     
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    Whats that got to do with Nye?
     
  14. Pete Cash

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    Ask the source you quoted ?
     
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    So do you agree that Nye is a fraud?
     
  16. Pete Cash

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    Why is he a fraud ? Like im actually unsure what that means here.
     
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    You know I can see both sides.

    If a climate expert was wheeled out on a panel denying the science behind it but didn't have any qualifications, most would rightly scoff and dismiss them (if they could be bothered to Google them)

    But if the shoe is on the other foot it's ok because it's entertainment?

    I'm totally ok with him presenting science to children because one would assume it would be basic science which I think most people would be capable of teaching (but probably lack the charisma to do so) , but as an expert on a panel it's a bit hmmmm
     
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  18. Pete Cash

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    That is the power of nostalgia though. Its big business. Id rather a society where experts were preferred over laymen but this aint that society.

    Seems to me if bill nye had right wing opinions like the quoted weatherman it would be fine. That is the hypocrisy of it all.

    Both nye and the weatherman have benefited from being charming entertaining people in a domain where that is valued over academic credentials. It seems a bit rich for him to cry about how much nye offends him
     
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    Many scientists speak outside of their own disciplines. Pretty sure Sagan and NdT weren't/aren't biologists but they referenced and spoke of biology countless times in both versions of Cosmos.

    I'm not a climate scientist, but I know from my own industry that synthetic refrigerants have a significant impact on creating a greenhouse effect through their inability to breakdown in the atmosphere. Does that mean I get to pass judgement and discount the opinion of someone who doesn't have a HVACR engineering qualification?

    So he's wrong, he's a light entertainment show. Bring back Beakman's World, that was the f**king best show.
     
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    Bill Nye is more dangerous then ISIS.
     

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