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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 Buck Ewer View Post
    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.
    I'd go to 430 South Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC. They worship a different God but the ignorance exhibited there is profound beyond comparison.

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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
    If it happened anywhere it would be Texas. But yeah, its like something straight out of The Onion. Lol.
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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 Fishstyx View Post
    It was an underhanded comment. He could have easily discussed why the moon shines at night without any reference to the bible.
    It's an important part of the point he was trying to make about proper science education. Like it or not, peoples' interpretation of biblical verse (or lack of critical thinking on the subject) can often be counterproductive to that goal. There's no reason to tiptoe around this. We have a sitting member of the House of Representatives on a science committee who thinks that embryology, the big bang theory, and evolution are "lies from the pit of hell." This is hurting America. It should be confronted. Loudly and often.
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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


    Haven't run into him lately. If I see him I'll try to remember.

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

    New to the thread, so I did some Googling. Did not know Nye has a patent for ballet pointe shoes. Bill Nye - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Also wasn't aware of a supposedly viral YouTube in which he explains why teaching creationism is bad for kids. Here is a transcript of what he said to Gayle King with a link to the clip: CBS This Morning Spotlights Atheist Bill Nye, Who Believes 'Creationism Isn

    But I have lots of experience attending lectures and political meetings, and just as there are always a few on message boards who don't understand what they read, there are a few in every crowd who don't understand what they hear or who "selectively" listen.

    Once I attended a debate on evolution that finally had the male physicist speaker so angry that he began shrieking anti-religious ad homs. The lady sitting next to me, a new Christian, became so upset by the blasphemy that she burst into tears, stood up and denounced the physicist, and stomped out of the lecture hall. Happens.

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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 Fisher View Post
    I'd go to 430 South Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC. They worship a different God but the ignorance exhibited there is profound beyond comparison.

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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 ksu_aviator View Post
    If I was there I would have boo'd him for not understanding the passage. The passage never says the moon emits light, just that it is the source of light at night. Reflected light is still a source of light. Bill Nye is a liberal that tried to twist the words of the Bible in the Bible belt. He should have known he'd get boo'd. He probably did know.
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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 Hatuey View Post
    No, it's not.
    Yes it is. Based on the perspective of the observer. If the night has light that comes from the moon, the moon is a light source, even if the moon is nothing more than a reflector, it is still a source. To put it another way, without the moon there would be no light at night (aside from the stars in the sky). The moon provides light through reflection, it just doesn't create it.
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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 ksu_aviator View Post
    Yes it is. Based on the perspective of the observer.
    Too bad that's not what's taken into account when considering what is and isn't a source of light. The rest of your post is mystical pseudoscience. The moon isn't a source of light. It's a reflection of light. Pointing a flashlight into a mirror doesn't make the mirror a source of light. Source is synonymous with origin or beginning, no light originates from the moon.
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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 Hatuey View Post
    Too bad that's not what's taken into account when considering what is and isn't a source of light. The rest of your post is mystical pseudoscience. The moon isn't a source of light. It's a reflection of light. Pointing a flashlight into a mirror doesn't make the mirror a source of light. Source is synonymous with origin or beginning, no light originates from the moon.
    Except my original point is that the Bible doesn't say the moon emits light. The hebrew word used in the passage means to be light or be illuminated by light depending on the context.

    Contradictions: By the Light of the Moon - Answers in Genesis
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