vpb: Yes, telling idiots to stop being idiots will totally work.
Sybarite: vpb: Yes, telling idiots to stop being idiots will totally work.It's really about the viewers and listeners. You can make a lot of people believe just about anything if it's repeated loudly and frequently enough with no voice to gainsay it. His fight isn't aimed at the hardcore fundamentalists who take the bible literally and use it to armor themselves against any evidence or at the the distressingly small percentage of Americans who are highly scientifically literate. He's aiming for that big, mushy bit in the middle where a calm voice with facts behind it can actually make a difference.
Wise_Guy: [i.imgur.com image 480x640]
oryx: Bill, stop wearing the bow-tie guy.
Infobahn: vpb: Yes, telling idiots to stop being idiots will totally work.I appreciate the effort, as hopeless as the cause is.
PAT CASHMAN RULES
dv-ous: BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! ...(Somebody had to...)
Alonjar: Wise_Guy: [i.imgur.com image 480x640]Meh. Science never answers why... only how.
Goodluckfox: I would like to point out that Bill Nye is not a Phd. Just sayin'. I like him as much as anybody for what he does... but isn't he an edutainer, in the same way that Fox News (or really all modern television "journalists" are infotainers?
markfara: Sounds like this guy is up to his neck in college-age 'tang. . . .
frepnog: Infobahn: vpb: Yes, telling idiots to stop being idiots will totally work.I appreciate the effort, as hopeless as the cause is.there will come a point when it is just ridiculous to try and dispute the science because most everyone agrees that the science is correct. we are not there yet, we are still at the point where idiot people are trying to make schools teach fantasy (intelligent design) but we will get there./here comes the science.
utah dude: science is just another religion.
Copper Spork: It's an important part of the scientific process that newly established conclusions must no longer be treated with skepticism once they are published.
olddinosaur: So let's see if I get this right: Bill Nye, the science denying guy, accuses those who not deny science of being science deniers?He makes about as much sense as the Hapgood Theory of Pole Shift.
Mad Scientist: Goodluckfox: I would like to point out that Bill Nye is not a Phd. Just sayin'. I like him as much as anybody for what he does... but isn't he an edutainer, in the same way that Fox News (or really all modern television "journalists" are infotainers?Aerospace engineer, actually.
steamingpile: Nice point, like the fact man is most likely not the sole cause for warming and its arrogant to think a flea speck on this planet is causing all of it. Especially when other earth core samples show higher prolonged co2 levels millions of years ago.
steamingpile: Especially when other earth core samples show higher prolonged co2 levels millions of years ago.
Alonjar: Meh. Science never answers why... only how.
What_do_you_want_now: Because facts are immutable
dittybopper: As an example, 100 years ago, it was considered as a scientific fact that radio waves with wavelengths shorter than 200 meters weren't useful for long-distance communication. This was before the effects of the ionosphere in bending radio waves was known. Today, I regularly contact people hundreds and thousands of miles away on frequencies that were once considered only capable of supporting communications of a few miles to a few tens of miles at best.
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