When Netflix announced last August that Bill Nye would be hosting a brand new show on the streaming service, word was that “the science talk show will deal in facts.”
When the show finally premiered in April, though, the public’s interest in science was pretty much confined to discovering a method of erasing the “My Sex Junk” dance number from their memories.
cuz my sex junk is so oh oh oh
much more than either or or or
— Not G Odenkiñeto ??? (@WellesleyDSA) April 28, 2017
In 2017, Rachel Bloom’s sex junk might be so much more than either/or, but it was a different story when Nye was on PBS. Some digging through YouTube managed to unearth an old episode of “Bill Nye, The Science Guy” in which a young woman uses X and Y refrigerator magnets to create all —both — possibilities for one’s sex at birth.
The Free Beacon’s Alex Griswold has dared to watch the episode in question on Netflix and reports that the lesson has been snipped.
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) May 3, 2017
… in the version of the episode uploaded to Netflix, the segment has been cut entirely. While noncontroversial at the time, the 1996 segment appears to contradict Netflix’s new series “Bill Nye Saves the World.”
The new show endorses a socially liberal understanding of gender, under which gender is defined by self-identification rather than genetics and there are more than just the two traditional genders.
But the science was settled! Next thing you know, they’ll be saying Pluto isn’t really a planet, or that humans don’t have to worry so much about mass extinction due to global cooling.
Bill Nye the "delete the science if it hurts our preferred political narrative" guy. https://t.co/iXy2NLnSDr
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) May 4, 2017
@FreeBeacon bill nye: "climate change is real."
liberals: "listen to him, he's a scientist""
"… and there are two genders."
"let's edit that out."
— George Ohwell (@jorgeohwell) May 3, 2017
— Brendan McNamara (@aintgotnobrakes) May 3, 2017
That poor girl’s big acting break has been sent down the memory hole.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2017
@baseballcrank OMG! You mean science really has a way to identify gender? Politicians don't seem to know this.
— KanamynLogic (@KanamynLogic) May 4, 2017
@baseballcrank What if the chromosomes are in our hearts?
— Ingenious Firebrand (@INGFirebrand) May 4, 2017
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So woke: CBS special to spotlight the transgender youth overlooked in America's national conversation https://t.co/Mjms0oLrpa
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 27, 2017