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Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:14 AM

Science Guy Bill Nye vs Rep. Marcia Blackburn(R TN) Sun. Meet the Press

I don't even know what to say about this match. Blackburn is just so free of rational thinking. David Gregory mentioned current storms with the guest list and topics so I guess he will be holding her hand and dusting her off after Bill Nye says anything informative.

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Reply Science Guy Bill Nye vs Rep. Marcia Blackburn(R TN) Sun. Meet the Press (Original post)
IADEMO2004 Feb 2014 OP
boston bean Feb 2014 #1
tridim Feb 2014 #2
boston bean Feb 2014 #3
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 2014 #5
IADEMO2004 Feb 2014 #8
JoePhilly Feb 2014 #6
callous taoboy Feb 2014 #9
Adrahil Feb 2014 #4
JoePhilly Feb 2014 #7
PADemD Feb 2014 #10
IADEMO2004 Feb 2014 #11
spanone Feb 2014 #12
WhaTHellsgoingonhere Feb 2014 #13

Response to IADEMO2004 (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:15 AM

1. Bill Nye is ineffective in these debates, imho.

I've watched two of them and he makes no impact.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:18 AM

2. He makes no impact on the idiots he debates, because they are idiots.

But the truth he speaks always makes an impact.

I'm proud of his efforts.

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Response to tridim (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:22 AM

3. he is in ineffective in the debates, imho.

I don't think he knows how to debate or in the least deal with these whackos, and he becomes ineffective.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:33 AM

5. I've not seen him debate to be honest

however, I can imagine that being a genuinely smart person having an intelligent debate with somebody like Marsha Blackburn or Ken Ham whose ideology is hostile to science and empirical research and actually considers them to be the spawn of Satan could be rather difficult, especially when I imagine that I would be struggling to avoid rolling my eyes and sighing uncontrollably at the willful ignorance of people like them.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:43 AM

8. Sounds like you have seen him debate

He keeps things simple but accurate and when he hears something completely goofy his head does this little quiver thing. I haven't seen him attack anyone, he just responds with more science.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:41 AM

6. He destroyed Ham recently.

Absolutely buried him. And Christians who watched it (they are Ham's target audience) knew it, and said so.

He's never going to flip the crazies. He's trying to keep the average Christian from getting sucked into Ham and the Creationist insanity.

Send in some one more combative, and those average Christians will tune them out. Egg head know it alls. Nye explains things in an approachable and non-threatening manner. And that's why he wins with that audience. And those are the folks you don't want voting for the Creationist in the school board.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:48 AM

9. If debating means cutting people off, being rude etc.

Nye does the opposite. I think he's a highly effective debater.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:27 AM

4. I don't agree....

I think he comes off as enthusiastic and sympathetic. He tends not to impress a lot of very technical people, but honestly, we're not his target audience here. We're already convinced.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:42 AM

7. +1

The folks who are likily to get sucked into Creationism aren't scientists. They are Christians with a rather limited knowledge of science.

Nye is non-threatening.

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:58 AM

10. Will she shut up long enough for Bill Nye to say anything?

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2014, 07:36 PM

11. Wonkette recommends watching MTP Sunday


"And David Gregory, on those few occasions when he doesn’t have the blank-eyed and dimwitted mien of a lobotomized sock puppet, has the worst case of both-sides-do-it-ism since that affliction killed David Broder.** This is not really the person you want moderating a “debate” where one side is science and the other is profit-driven bullshit. "
Read more at http://wonkette.com/542006/bill-nye-science-guy-to-perform-his-most-dangerous-feat-yet#Dslj4kvWCL6bHcuH.99

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2014, 08:59 PM

12. she's so obnoxious, channels will be switching all across america

this exercise in idiocracy demeans the science that supports climate change. shame on mtp

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2014, 09:03 PM

13. My prediction...

Bill Nye 600 words
Republican noise machine 15000 words
David Gregory 8500 words directed at Bill Nye, 200 words directed at Republican

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