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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:40 PM

How long before the Talibangelicals issue another fatwa against Bill Nye?


from HuffPost:





Everyone's favorite multi-platform professor, Bill Nye the Science Guy, streams into What's Trending via Google+ Hangout to discuss evolution, climate change, online learning and much more.

Following up from his notoriously outspoken take on science education and teaching kids about evolution, Bill says, "The earth is not 6,000 years old. It's not 10,000 years old. It is inappropriate to use tax dollars intended for science education to teach Creationism as an alternative to reality."

While on the topic of politics, Bill states his belief that Hurricane Sandy could have more major political ramifications than Hurricane Katrina did because this latest storm hit the Northeast. "This is just the beginning," he predicts, regarding extraordinary climate change. "I'm not saying there's going to be a Sandy every weekend or every year, but every decade we can expect more and more stronger storms."

Looking to the future, Bill takes some time to propose his so-called "crazy ideas" in the interest of safety and security. For example, the government could put some public works in motion to set up power lines in less vulnerable locations, such as the underground, and devise sources of renewable energy so that we don't have to depend on foreign oil. ...............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shira-lazar/bill-nye-on-climate-chang_b_2126842.html



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Reply How long before the Talibangelicals issue another fatwa against Bill Nye? (Original post)
marmar Nov 2012 OP
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #1
LostinRed Nov 2012 #6
Manifestor_of_Light Nov 2012 #2
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #3
silverweb Nov 2012 #4
politicaljack78 Nov 2012 #5
Manifestor_of_Light Nov 2012 #7
luv_mykatz Nov 2012 #8
luv_mykatz Nov 2012 #9
macacawitz Nov 2012 #10

Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:42 PM

1. America's favorite scientist

My kids love him.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:50 PM

6. Lol yay

I was visiting my brother this weekend and his 7 year old was talking to me and he asked me do you know who Bill Nye the Science guy is? He went on to describe some of his experiments that they have watched in *gasp* the class room.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:44 PM

2. Carl Sagan was one of his teachers. How cool is that??

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:47 PM

3. well no wonder he's so smart

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:14 PM

4. K&R



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:40 PM

5. Science Rules ! and so does Bill Nye !

The man makes Science fun and harkens me back to the days of 321 Contact, and still awesome shows on PBS such as NOVA and Nature. To shudder at the thought that members of the opposing party could even entertain the thought of cutting funding for PBS. Enemies of Education are what they are.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:55 PM

7. I miss Beakman......

and Lester the Rat.........

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:00 PM

8. Thank you for this link.

Bill is a very interesting guy. I love science...and your post has given me many links to follow and much food for thought.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:05 PM

9. And we know that the Talibangelicals would love to shut this kind of programing down.



That thought also gives me the chills.

The existence of life on this Earth is a miracle...and very delicately balanced. We need to keep the Talibangelicals (thanks for the descriptive term ) from obstructing our access to the learning and information that we need to correct our course as a society.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:12 PM

10. Bible thumpers always like to say that......

......their "savior" is the path to everlasting life. The irony of course is that the human race might have already found ways to greatly extend life if christians hadn't spent the last 500 years trying to subvert scientific advancement.

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