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

☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/05/01 03:38:28
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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  • Chris 2012/05/09 18:30:37
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    Chris
    Wow! I can just imagine a bunch of Texas rednecks who barely graduated high school booing him for using scientific facts. Just Wow!
  • HAlex1972 2012/05/06 00:29:48
    Extremely sad how big of a black drape religion puts on a persons reason and ...
    HAlex1972
    There are so many people that misinterpret the Bible. Isn't it possible that God knew that the moon would reflect the sun's light, and thus, appear to give off its own dim light at nighttime. The Bible doesn't say that it actually produces the lights, only that it gives off light, which reflecting light is that same as giving off light. Can't these people understand that? Why would they be so offended by Nye's statement of fact?
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/05/02 13:20:57
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    Swampdog PWCM
    He must have been at some liberal convention.
  • elijahin24 2012/05/02 12:07:17
    *Facepalm*
    elijahin24
    Have they seceeded yet?
  • Veni Vidi 2012/05/02 10:28:04
    Extremely sad how big of a black drape religion puts on a persons reason and ...
    Veni Vidi
    Well, when they take their cues from Bill O'Rilley, what do you expect?
    bill o rilley can t explain that
  • Aly Hart 2012/05/01 23:18:13
    Extremely sad how big of a black drape religion puts on a persons reason and ...
    Aly Hart
  • sue 2012/05/01 22:01:23
    *Facepalm*
    sue
    Oy!
  • Christopher101 2012/05/01 17:15:34
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    Christopher101
    +3
    I literally had to do a double take and re-read this article. I'm still a bit shocked and I live in Texas. Don't feel bad for me though, not all of Texas is full of crazies.
  • Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum 2012/05/01 16:59:26
    *Facepalm*
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    +2
    Texas. Nuff said.
  • James 2012/05/01 15:56:10
    he truth scares some people. I think a good amount of people still think the ...
    James
    +2
    There always be non-believers. Some people won't even acknowledge the Scopes monkey trial even existed as well!
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... James 2012/05/01 23:01:26
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +2
    the fact they had to go to court and the supreme court is so *FACEPALM*
  • James ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/05/02 02:06:32
    James
    lol....
  • w2xad 2012/05/01 15:54:12
  • kitkat42 2012/05/01 15:40:59
    *Facepalm*
    kitkat42
    +3
    Come on, we're talking Texas here. Are you surprised?
  • lucythetooth 2012/05/01 15:39:02
    Extremely sad how big of a black drape religion puts on a persons reason and ...
    lucythetooth
    +1
    Because absolutely everything in the bible pertains to current times. *Note the sarcasm*
  • Melizmatic 2012/05/01 15:38:47
    *Facepalm*
    Melizmatic
  • niki 2012/05/01 15:28:46
    *Facepalm*
    niki
    Scary...
  • schjaz 2012/05/01 15:27:35
    *Facepalm*
    schjaz
    +1
    stunning.
  • ally 2012/05/01 15:18:17
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    ally
    +2
    Remember, we're talking Waco, here. One of many black holes in the U.S.......
  • Lunacat 2012/05/01 15:00:19
    *Facepalm*
    Lunacat
    +2
    Hahahaha! Wow!
  • Clay Slayer 2012/05/01 14:48:00
    Extremely sad how big of a black drape religion puts on a persons reason and ...
    Clay Slayer
    +5
    The religiously brainwashed will always be a hindrance to learning and reality...
  • ricknroll 2012/05/01 14:47:40
    *Facepalm*
    ricknroll
    sure people of Waco, go ahead make the state of Texas look bad. *thumbs down*
  • D.C. Willis 2012/05/01 14:39:44
    *Facepalm*
    D.C. Willis
    +1
    I suppose that even in Texas you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink.

    Beer
  • Lady Winters 2012/05/01 14:34:20 (edited)
    *Facepalm*
    Lady Winters
    +2
    Thank goodness I'm not from that particular part of Texas. How stupid. Those Wackos are giving us a bad name.
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2012/05/01 13:54:56 (edited)
    *Facepalm*
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +3
    Just sad............................. on so many levels.
  • C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT 2012/05/01 13:22:13
    Extremely sad how big of a black drape religion puts on a persons reason and ...
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    +3
    Only in dumb ass Texas
  • All American 2012/05/01 13:13:40
    *Facepalm*
    All American
    +3
    Waco or Wacko, your choice.
  • irish 2012/05/01 13:11:46
    Extremely sad how big of a black drape religion puts on a persons reason and ...
    irish
  • Latti I... irish 2012/05/01 13:55:40
  • irish Latti I... 2012/05/01 19:03:29
    irish
    +1
    sure looks that way doesn't it?LOL
  • Latti I... irish 2012/05/01 19:09:55
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +1
    Yeah lol
  • irish Latti I... 2012/05/01 19:11:51
  • gfreeman BN-0 2012/05/01 13:10:02
    *Facepalm*
    gfreeman BN-0
    +5
    When have conservative Christians ever let facts get in the way of having their head up their ass?
  • Bingo's Faddah 2012/05/01 12:47:38
    *Facepalm*
    Bingo's Faddah
    +1
    Depends upon how one looks at the issue. I don't see how Bill was attacking the bible; merely stating a fact. It merely explains how God did what God did. That's what science does. But for folks that don't want to "hear it", they have their own sign.

    attacking bible stating explains god god science folks hear sign
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/05/01 12:10:08
    Extremely sad how big of a black drape religion puts on a persons reason and ...
    Lady Whitewolf
    +3
    very sad
  • Fran-Halen 2012/05/01 11:48:56
    *Facepalm*
    Fran-Halen
  • Met 2012/05/01 07:48:35 (edited)
    Extremely sad how big of a black drape religion puts on a persons reason and ...
    Met
    +4
    And these are the fckers we let write our school books for us...

    But democrats are the reason the education system has failed? lmao.
    fckers write school books democrats reason education lmao
  • Dave The Canuck 2012/05/01 06:40:45
    he truth scares some people. I think a good amount of people still think the ...
    Dave The Canuck
    +1
    People shouldn't take the Bible so literally! God did make two lights: sun and moon. It's just that the light of the dimmer one is light borrowed from the other.
  • William... Dave Th... 2012/05/02 20:32:57
    William Day
    So it couldn't just be that the bible is wrong? Like when it says rabbits chew cud or bats are birds?
  • Dave Th... William... 2012/05/02 21:01:00
    Dave The Canuck
    Where does the bible say rabbits chew cud and bats are birds?

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