Gosh, seems scientists aren’t thrilled with Bill Nye pretending he’s one of them, let alone being invited as a special guest at the SOTU tonight.
Especially THIS group called, 500 Women Scientists.
We can only imagine there are 500 of them, that they’re all women and that they’re all scientists.
And that they’re all sick of Bill Nye.
— Scientific American (@sciam) January 30, 2018
From Scientific American:
As scientists, we cannot stand by while Nye lends our community’s credibility to a man who would undermine the United States’ most prominent science agency. And we cannot stand by while Nye uses his public persona as a science entertainer to support an administration that is expressly xenophobic, homophobic, misogynistic, racist, ableist, and anti-science.
Scientists are people, and in today’s society, it is impossible to separate science at major agencies like NASA from other pressing issues like racism, bigotry, and misogyny. Addressing these issues should be a priority, not only to strengthen our own scientific community, but to better serve the public that often funds our work. Rather than wield his public persona to bring attention to the need for science-informed policy, Bill Nye has chosen to excuse Rep. Bridenstine’s anti-science record and his stance on civil rights, and to implicitly support a stance that would diminish the agency’s work studying our own planet and its changing climate. Exploring other worlds and studying other planets, while dismissing the overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change and its damage to our own planet isn’t just dangerous, it’s foolish and self-defeating.
Totally agree. Nye is a joke.
Now, if SciAm had been diligent about sticking to science, maybe I wouldn't have canceled my 20+ yr subscription. 'Speaking for science' means eschewing popular propaganda. SciAm routinely fails this minimum threshold.
— Joseph Moore (@Yardsale_Mind) January 30, 2018
But the Left has started treating him like he’s some great mind in the scientific world when really all he is is a glorified SJW with a show on Netflix.
Bill Nye the SJW guy ?
— Equality 7-2521 (@KetoSpeculator) January 30, 2018
Something like that.
Duh, because he's not a scientist.
— Eric Hutchison (@EricSHutchison) January 30, 2018
Of course he’s not.
About damn time. He. Is. Not. A. Scientist. And you let him parade around in a lab coat and pretend as long he wasn't cozying up to politicians you didn't like? Disgraceful.
— Tom Gunn (@ElManoRoboto) January 30, 2018
But that didn’t stop the Left from getting all offended when actual scientists called him out:
Sigh. The point of view expressed in this blog is shortsighted and reactionary. It does nothing to move the ball forward.
— Urban Shocker (@UrbainShockcor) January 30, 2018
You know what’s really shortsighted? An actor being taken seriously as a scientist.
I’m am Oklahoman, can’t stand Bridenstine, did not vote for him. But maybe, just maybe, @BillNye can TEACH him something. We do not gain by having no dialogue.
— Regina Foster (@rdf1982) January 30, 2018
Because he’s an expert?
This article is such a hyperbolic response to Nye attending the SOTU. All that this says about him is that he's trying to salvage whatever science and rationality he can from the science desert we've been inhabiting for the last 30 years.
— Tim Shanahan (@EccentricTim) January 30, 2018
Bill Nye himself is hyperbolic, but we digress.
And why does @500womensci speak for scientists? Shouldn't Bill be free to have open debates and associate with whomever he likes?
— Fernando Caravaggio (@FernCaravaggio) January 30, 2018