Bill Nye Boo'd In Texas For Saying The Moon Reflects The Sun

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.

This story originally appeared in the Waco Tribune, but the newspaper has mysteriously pulled its story from the online version, presumably to avoid further embarrassment.

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2006/04/06/040620...

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Comment by Cito Dagreat on November 4, 2013 at 7:56pm

I just wonder how proud that mom felt pulling those kids out of that lecture and 20 years down the road what that will mean?

Comment by Tigger Wolfinger on November 5, 2013 at 2:18am
Being raised by a creation science believing, homeschooling parent...I am in no way offended by his comment. He was right, and the "offended persons"....are idiots.
Comment by Gallifreyan Spitz Jones on November 5, 2013 at 9:49am

If moonlight is reflected Sunlight, then Why dont Vampires burn? 8)

Comment by James Cox on November 5, 2013 at 9:51am

Because Vampires use a special PF 30 moon screan. Ever notice how 'white' they are? DUH!

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on November 5, 2013 at 6:46pm

....and we know Jesus existed or why else would Vampires be afraid of crosses??

Comment by David Conrad on November 6, 2013 at 7:02am

I'm an atheist, antipathetic to religion, and am completely in favor of Bill Nye's approach to the issue.  However, I am completely opposed to the misleading headline of this story.  Atheists should proudly report the facts and remain as objective as possible, and this headline is nothing but bad spin.

Comment by Kristi Fenstermacher on November 6, 2013 at 3:41pm

People don't like it when you fuck with their reality, and it's so delusional and fragile, you don't really have a choice at this point.  (Also - Of course she's already tripled her genes - because we need more bat shit.)

Comment by Amanda Dallas on November 7, 2013 at 8:43pm

Hello to all, i'm glad to be here.

Comment by Winston Cracks on November 8, 2013 at 12:30pm

Not gonna defend anyone who still believes that the moon is its own light, but Bill Nye is quite an elitist.  Saw the video from him about how parents shouldn't pass on their relationship with Christ/God because it defied the truth of science.  That's BS by the way.  The more we hang around, the more what the Bible ACTUALLY says about science and archeology is being proven.  But it doesn't fit into what they're taught or support their theories so they mock it.  I know Bill is proven himself quite an arrogant punk lording his 'superior' knowledge over all of us peons.  I like what MCM had to say above.  Nye didn't quote the Bible to do anything else than to mock Christians.  There's no education here.  Just mockery.  I have no time or patience for this man.

Comment by JRinPV on November 8, 2013 at 12:39pm

But it's so easy to 'mock' fools :)

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