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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 head of joaquin View Post
    Whoosh, right over your head.

    Nye is a scientists and doesn't have to engage in biblical hermeneutics. What is telling is that the weirdo tea baggers in the audience can't accept the fact that the moon doesn't generate its own light because they are weird literalists.

    It's telling you would blame Nye for the idiotic literalism of the Christian Right.
    Well, you proved my point in the other thread and this one. 1. you can't avoid name calling and 2. the fallacy that the Bible says the moon emits light is a concoction of a liberal mind
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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 joko104 View Post
    If they booed, it was probably because he was acting like an asshole.
    Bill Nye!? He's like the nicest guy ever. He's not a TV character, he just truly loves science and educating people about science.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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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 Deuce View Post
    Bill Nye!? He's like the nicest guy ever. He's not a TV character, he just truly loves science and educating people about science.
    I like Bill, but I've seen him speak and he's no Mister Rodgers, he can be a bit of an elitist ass. It should be noted the site this story drives to is an ad/pop-under rich site that appears to be short on content and long on getting folks to visit for the click-throughs.

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

    Bill Nye for a sceince guy he seemed not so smart for questioning the bible in Texas . Especailly Texas. He could have just said the moon reflects light not just out right quoting the bible . There are other religons out there why do people like to target christainity ( atheist and sceince people )

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

    It was an underhanded comment. He could have easily discussed why the moon shines at night without any reference to the bible.

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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
    Ah. I looked a bit. The original source article is in ThinkAtheist.... not exactly an unbiased source... who claims a Texas news site once published the story but then removed it, thus making it impossible to verify.


    In the ThinkAtheist article there is a little more detail... they assert that Nye not only said the Moon reflected the light of the sun, but quoted Genesis 1:16 about "the greater light and lesser light", asserting the moon was not a light but a reflector. If this is true, then some may have been offended, not necessarily that he said the moon reflected the sun's light, but that he choose to put it in a context as something like "science proving the Bible wrong" or somesuch.

    That article also says "several people" booed and/or left, which could be construed another way as saying "A FEW PEOPLE in the audience booed and/or left"... but if you put it that way it wouldn't make Waco look so redneck, would it?

    Assuming there's any truth here at all, which is apparently unproveable. There is nothing on Snopes about it.
    It is proveable. Ask Bill Nye

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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 Mason66 View Post
    It is proveable. Ask Bill Nye
    Is he there with you right now? Ask him for us willya?

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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 clownboy View Post
    Is he there with you right now? Ask him for us willya?
    I am sure he has one of those tweet things.

    Not hard to do.

    I myself do not have one.

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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 Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Please tell me this is a joke When Bill Nye, the Science Guy, got booed in Texas for saying the moon reflects light from the sun - Blogs - Galva News - Galva, IL Does anyone actually believe the moon produces it own light? I can understand thinking it was made of cheese, but producing its own light
    Sure. The moon is made of "light" cheese. Anybody would know that. Ever hear of anybody dying on the moon from clogged arteries? I rest my case.

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

    We must remember this Texass ...and Waco to boot. If I wanted to find the deepest pocket of faith based ignorance outside of the creationists museum in Kentucky this where I would go.
    They take a good deal of pride in the level of their ignorance there
    Bill Nye probably got booed just for having "science" in his name.

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