Bill Nye he had it with flatworms and others who denied science.
As humanity lands robots on Mars and unravels the mysteries of the universe, a social trend of “denial of science“From the opposition to hand washing in 1800 to modern climate deniers, anti-masking and”flat earth, “or people who believe that the planet Earth is actually flat (it is not),” anti-scientific “movements are not new, but they are a problem we all face today, according to Nye.
“Flat earthlings, anti-waxers, anti-maskers are not on board with advances in science. The thing is, it affects us all,”
He added to this reporter: “Chelsea, will you vote? Please vote. My God.” (Reader – and Bill Nye – don’t be afraid, I’m voting.)
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“There are people running around in the United States or around the world, on the electric Internet, thinking out loud … that the Earth may be flat,” Nye told Space.com. “What ?! This is the 21st century … but someone would even joke about it, it’s weird. So, this anti-scientific movement that we have in the United States, but in the Western world right now, is bad for all.”
“That’s why I did, or we did, Science Guy years ago was particularly concerned about the future of the United States,” Nye said.
Most cited the importance of a number of scientific advances, including relativity. “Your mobile phone depends on Einstein’s theories for both specials and general theory of relativity to get the right answer to make it work. And so we take all this for granted, “he said.
He added that we are all also dependent on the science behind genetically modified food, which originated thousands of years ago and is as advanced today as ever. “I just want to remind everyone … agriculture is not natural. If you stop farming, it comes back, the land goes back to something else … so it’s all science.”
He adds that “space exploration has led to these profound, profound improvements in the quality of life of so many of us.”
“I’m excited about the future. I mean, when young people run the show … things will get better or change for the better very quickly,” Nye added. “But that is, you know, as we always say, it’s going to be a close conversation … if we’re going to get the climate out of control.”
You can see Bill Nye discuss science and more online at tin repeat of this year’s virtual New York Comic-Con. Most talk about your book “The great world of Bill Nye’s science, “with co – author and science journalist Gregory Monet.
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