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    Re: When Bill Nye, the Science Guy, got booed in Texas for saying the moon reflects

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    Kind of like people in North Carolina banning global warming scientific data? Let's bury our head in the sand and pretend it doesn't exist?
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    Re: When Bill Nye, the Science Guy, got booed in Texas for saying the moon reflects l

    yeah, well, I'm not exactly certain the moon is real anyway. I mean, come on. I think the moon is just a giant beach ball, painted with a gray, textured paint. Seriously, look: moon.jpg moon2.jpg

    See, look at the bottom left of the moon. See the seams? See the point where the seams all come together? You don't get nuthin' by me. I know ****.
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    Re: When Bill Nye, the Science Guy, got booed in Texas for saying the moon reflects

    1) How in the heck do people not know who Bill Nye is. Did you attend school? Or read the article! He's a world reknown scientist. Simple enough.

    2) Do we really need to rehash this? My God! No reason for this to be posted in Breaking News - that's for sure . . . it's old news. . . it did happen - someone was pissed at a speech. . . . how is that a shock so severe people can't imagine its true? Come on - we're talking about people . . . we are entertained by the stupidity of said humans almost every day on DP

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    Re: When Bill Nye, the Science Guy, got booed in Texas for saying the moon reflects

    Since some people don't know who he is:

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    Re: When Bill Nye, the Science Guy, got booed in Texas for saying the moon reflects

    As for the OP, I am not one to do this often, but video or it didn't happen.

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    Re: When Bill Nye, the Science Guy, got booed in Texas for saying the moon reflects

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    As for the OP, I am not one to do this often, but video or it didn't happen.
    Really? It's just inconceivable to you that that even one person could perceive this as some kind of attack on the bible and just shut down their thinking process? Of all the stupid, ignorant things you've witnessed in your life, you don't think anybody is this dumb?

    Because that's what I think happened. Someone with lacking critical thinking skills heard that Mr Smarty Science Guy say "the bible says this, but in reality" and just immediately went "HES SAYING THE BIBLE IS WRONG! **** THIS GUY!"

    Hell, this person probably wasn't even familiar with the verse Nye was quoting.
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    Re: When Bill Nye, the Science Guy, got booed in Texas for saying the moon reflects

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Really? It's just inconceivable to you that that even one person could perceive this as some kind of attack on the bible and just shut down their thinking process? Of all the stupid, ignorant things you've witnessed in your life, you don't think anybody is this dumb?

    Because that's what I think happened. Someone with lacking critical thinking skills heard that Mr Smarty Science Guy say "the bible says this, but in reality" and just immediately went "HES SAYING THE BIBLE IS WRONG! **** THIS GUY!"

    Hell, this person probably wasn't even familiar with the verse Nye was quoting.

    The OP references a "group of adults", not "one person" so yes, like I said, video or it didn't happen although audio would be suitable as well.

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    Re: When Bill Nye, the Science Guy, got booed in Texas for saying the moon reflects

    Texas is a backwards state anyways. Why any scientist would even give a talk there is beyond me. This is the same state that tried to replace "capitalism" with "free enterprise system" because it put it in a more positive light. The main flaw in the American school system is that we don't have a single standard country wide. We spend twice as much as the next country and still fall behind everyone else in education.

    If you even suggest that we should have 1 standard, every ignorant critter comes out of from under the house and cries about how their opinions matter too. This is most prevalent in the sciences. There isn't a scientific debate on evolution, there isn't a scientific debate on the age of the Earth. Scientists have pretty much settled on these issues for decades now. What is a scientific debate? String theory, animal cognition, extraterrestrial life, cold fusion etc. The more complicated the topic gets, the more debate there actually is and the fewer revisionists you find. When you have something as simple as evolution, you have a few million laymen who call themselves experts.

    So what are we left with? A country of laymen discussing laymen topics with everyone else passing us by in education. 30 years ago, foreign students were a rare sight on American colleges. Now, they're a staple. Why? Because their countries don't spend half as much time as ours having popular debates on things scientists settled eons ago.
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    Re: When Bill Nye, the Science Guy, got booed in Texas for saying the moon reflects l

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    If this is true, it is pretty baffling.... how could anyone take the (correct) assertion that the moon reflects the sun's light as "irreverence"?

    I have no idea.
    Irreverent to whom?
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    Re: When Bill Nye, the Science Guy, got booed in Texas for saying the moon reflects

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Texas is a backwards state anyways. Why any scientist would even give a talk there is beyond me. This is the same state that tried to replace "capitalism" with "free enterprise system" because it put it in a more positive light. The main flaw in the American school system is that we don't have a single standard country wide. We spend twice as much as the next country and still fall behind everyone else in education.

    If you even suggest that we should have 1 standard, every ignorant critter comes out of from under the house and cries about how their opinions matter too. This is most prevalent in the sciences. There isn't a scientific debate on evolution, there isn't a scientific debate on the age of the Earth. Scientists have pretty much settled on these issues for decades now. What is a scientific debate? String theory, animal cognition, extraterrestrial life, cold fusion etc. The more complicated the topic gets, the more debate there actually is and the fewer revisionists you find. When you have something as simple as evolution, you have a few million laymen who call themselves experts.

    So what are we left with? A country of laymen discussing laymen topics with everyone else passing us by in education. 30 years ago, foreign students were a rare sight on American colleges. Now, they're a staple. Why? Because their countries don't spend half as much time as ours having popular debates on things scientists settled eons ago.
    Since you lefties invented "political correctness", it's rather ironic that you aren't praising them. But then there's more irony when you consider how lefties think they are so tolerant.
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