Monday, May 20, 2013

A rather one-sided battle of wits

It would be funny, if it were not so sadly true:
Bill Nye, the harmless children's edu-tainer known as "The Science Guy," managed to offend a select group of adults in Waco, Texas at a presentation, when he suggested that the moon does not emit light, but instead reflects the light of the sun. As even most elementary-school graduates know, the moon reflects the light of the sun but produces no light of its own. But don't tell that to the good people of Waco, who were "visibly angered by what some perceived as irreverence," according to the Waco Tribune. Nye was in town to participate in McLennan Community College's Distinguished Lecture Series. He gave two lectures on such unfunny and adult topics as global warming, Mars exploration, and energy consumption. But nothing got people as riled as when he brought up Genesis 1:16, which reads: "God made two great lights -- the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars." The lesser light, he pointed out, is not a light at all, but only a reflector. At this point, several people in the audience stormed out in fury. One woman yelled "We believe in God!" and left with three children, thus ensuring that people across America would read about the incident and conclude that Waco is as nutty as they'd always suspected.

8 comments:

StonyPillow said...

The rest of the story:

http://jimromenesko.com/2012/05/07/waco-tribune-is-not-protecting-bill-nye-the-science-guy/

Anonymous said...

If you're ever wondering how Louie Gohmert got elected to Congress...

DanF said...

That's some Grade-A, industrial strength, mother-fucking stupid right there.

Montag said...

Anyone notice that this happened a year ago?

DanF said...

A year ago? Hell, it happened in 2006. One thing you can say about industrial-strength stupid is that it has staying power.

pansypoo said...

i heard this is from 2006, tho i am QUITE sure texanz are still toxic stupid.

YAY! theocracee!

Anonymous said...

the latest battle with bill nye, comes from the home schooling crowd, who were using his show as science education for their kids, until they watched it once and realized it was undercutting what they were trying to produce for the generations to come... bible thumpers with no reality checks.

it's an ongoing battle between the thumpers and bill nye that has become downright vociferous and the fact the federal and state gov's don't step in with REAL inspections and guidelines on schooling to protect kids from their wachadoodle parents really bugs me.

a nation without good public education, both bricks and mortar and TV, Radio and internet, is a nation that is choosing it's own irrelevance. sad.

feralcrj

Mr. 618 said...

1. The original name of the city was Whacko... them Texans dumbed it down a bit.

2. Texas: where village idiot is a legitimate career path (stolen from a comment on someone's blog)

Home of Goodhair Perry, Screwy Louie, dim son, and sooo many other MO-rans...

Wish we could let Texas go and start its own Republic again. I could do without the Cowboys cheerleaders if it meant getting rid of the rest of the Bible-thumpin', hooker-humpin', sister-marryin', rifle-rack-in-the-pickmup, slack-jawed drooling yokels.