Monday, April 27, 2009

Bill Nye "Attacks" Faith!

I dont know why it has taken three years for this story to get out. Bill Nye "The Science Guy" was booed, yelled at, and walked out on in 2006 at a lecture in Waco, Texas. What do you suppose he said that angered these folks so much? He said that the Sun is only one of billions of other stars in the galaxy and that the Moon is not really a light, but reflects light from the Sun. Oh! Horror! He stated facts and taught real science! Oh Noes!

Even though I live in one of the most religious areas in the US, I still find it hard to believe that some Christians can be so willfully ignorant that they would reject something as widely accepted as that. Nye didn't even say anything about evolution.

BTW, The Bible is wrong about the Sun and Moon. That's a proven fact.


Temaskian said...


Robert Madewell said...

I'd like to point out that I was criticized at the age of 12 for telling a Sunday school teacher the same thing about the Moon. I wasn't punished that time, but I was told that even if she is wrong, I was supposed to respect her beliefs (by shutting up and acting stupid).

So, I guess that I've had plenty of evidence that people can be so willfully ignorant. Even so, I still find it hard to believe.

I suspect that in Nye's case the audience members weren't so much offended by the science, but by his criticism of the Bible.

PersonalFailure said...

For crying out loud, my niece was capable of understanding about reflected light by the age of 6 or 7. (I forget when I explained it to her.)

Don said...

Sorry Robert, but the first chapter of Genesis is a poem. The link about it being wrong about the sun and the moon is like getting mad at Robert Frost for not having "The Road Not Taken" on Google Maps.

Robert Madewell said...

I actually agree with you that Genesis is a poem. However, try telling that to this church. The point isn't whether Genesis is literal or not, it's that so many Christians take it literally.

As long as some Christians believe it is 100% true scientifically and historically, can I point out that it is bad science and bad history?

Anonymous said...

Heath Kirkpatrick of the Shilo Baptist church loves antagonizing.
Everything he owns and uses comes form science, everything. He and his kind preach biblicl nonsence and abandon it with the first emergency they face, rushing for life saving inventions it has taken scientist to develope. None come from the bible, nor do they just hope prayer works, to risky for them. Thank the gods latter and give them the credit if everything works out.
Heath and his sheep just plow blindly ahead all the while thinking how cute his signs are, and his pearls of wisdom from a book writen and edited by man himself.