I’m going to keep this short.
Bill Nye, formerly the “science guy,” has apparently thrown what little dignity and integrity he had left out the window.
The funny part is his background has more to do with comedy than it does science. Ian Tuttle of the National Review dug into Nye’s background:
William Sanford Nye’s scientific bona fides consists of an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell, and a stint at Boeing. But you can be anything you want on television, and in the late 1980s, hard at work pursuing a career in comedy, Nye landed a recurring bit as Bill Nye “the Science Guy” on Almost Live!, a Seattle-area sketch-comedy television show, and a role as Christopher Lloyd’s laboratory sidekick on Back to the Future: The Animated Series. Nye then leveraged that success into his namesake PBS Kids show, Bill Nye the Science Guy, which from 1993 to 1998 filmed 100 half-hour episodes…
In the last few years, he’s championed global warming — then it became climate change — and now he’s promoting faulty (at best) sex education.
Nye has a show on Netflix billed as “sciency” where he tackles sex, global warming, and other topics.
It’s aptly titled Bill Nye Saves the World — because it appears more like foreign-based propaganda, something I could imagine North Korea using as elementary education or one of ISIS’ torture devices. Yes, it really is that backwards, regressive, and out-of-touch with reality.
I kid you not, this is how Netflix describes the show:
Acclaimed TV host, educator and bow tie fan Bill Nye is back with a new show that looks at topics from a scientific point of view, refuting myths and claims that rebuke science. As Bill focuses on the truth, equipped with curiosity and chemical-resistant gloves, he tries to remind viewers that “It’s not magic – it’s science!” Episodes feature lively panel discussion and reports from a wide range of special correspondents, including space exploration advocate Emily Calandrelli, model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss and comic Nazeem Hussain.
His show features unquestionably faulty science and takes aim at traditional values with an anything-goes, evolution free-for-all.
We explore two of the most recent examples.
Mr. Nye introduced it as a “very special” and “cool” segment, which I can assure you, it is neither.
And contrary to what Mr. Nye said, you probably don’t even know Rachel Bloom from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend — but now you have something to remember her from.
TRIGGER WARNING: It’s cringe-worthy at best!
The “right message” for children growing up in America?
That wasn’t “sex junk” — that was just junk, as in trash.
But wait — there’s more.
This segment makes fun of Christianity. Nye refers to it as “cool” and a “brilliant premise.”
TRIGGER WARNING: This is just as cringe-worthy as the other one!
I have fond memories of watching Bill Nye the Science Guy as a kid with my siblings as we ate our TV dinners — but after this, I will only be able to remember him as a creep.
Just because you put on a bow tie and use a lab coat as a cape doesn’t make you any more of an authority than Pee Wee Herman.
My fellow millennials, don’t let nostalgia get in the way of logic and reasoning.