Uncertainty Is Not The Same As Doubt

This reporter makes my blood boil. Exactly when did anyone claim Bill Nye was the guy who doesn't know what he's talking about? I think his reputation is more that he knows a lot of things about a lot of things. She comes off as aggressive and narrow minded, and I love that Nye immediately puts her in her place using Science and Reason rather then doing what my reaction might have been, which would have been to cuss and punch the camera.

She is right, Nye isn't a climatologist. He's a mechanical engineer who studied at Cornell University under Carl Sagan. Who has worked with NASA, who taught at Cornell University, owns several patients and who lives in an almost completely carbon neutral house. Who did more for early childhood science education in the nineties then I think the whole of the US Department of Education. Who helped Dr. Rodney McKay defuse an out of control pandimensional bridge... OK, maybe scratch that last one.

Via The Bad Astonomer.
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About MR. Clark

Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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