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Bill Nye

  • American educator
  • Born November 27, 1955

William Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. He is best known as the host of the PBS and syndicated children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1998), the Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World (2017–present), and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator. Nye began his career as a mechanical engineer for Boeing Corporation in Seattle, where he invented a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube used on 747 airplanes.


If NASA is to reach beyond the Moon and someday reach Mars, it must be relieved of the burden of launching people and cargo to low earth orbit. To do that, we must invest more in commercial spaceflight.




Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.




Science is the key to our future, and if you don't believe in science, then you're holding everybody back.




Television isn't inherently good or bad. You go to a bookstore, there are how many thousands of books, but how many of those do you want? Five? Television's the same way. If you're going to show people stuff, television is the way to go. Words and pictures show things.




Science rules!




The information you get from social media is not a substitute for academic discipline at all.




My father was a very good Boy Scout. He was very skilled with knots, and he showed me how to tie a bow tie.




Everybody who's a physician, who makes vaccines, who wants to find the cure for cancer. Everybody who wants to do any medical good for humankind got the passion for that before he or she was 10.




If you want grown-ups to recycle, just tell their kids the importance of recycling, and they'll be all over it.




Burning carbon-based substances like oil, gas, and especially coal, produces billions of tons of extra carbon dioxide each year. Methane gas from cows and pigs and other animals on our large farms ends up in the atmosphere as well, trapping more of the sun's energy as heat.




I worked at comedy clubs - if I can use the term 'work' - for several years. I middled at one point. I never made it; I was never a headliner. I never made enough time to write enough good material, in my opinion.




Evolution is a theory, and it's a theory that you can test. We've tested evolution in many ways. You can't present good evidence that says evolution is not a fact.




Winter lingered so long in the lap of Spring that it occasioned a great deal of talk.




I used to play ultimate Frisbee, and I just got a reputation for making popcorn at parties. I don't mean to brag on myself, but I make the popcorn in the pot, and it comes out fine every time.




There is good evidence that Venus once had liquid water and a much thinner atmosphere, similar to Earth billions of years ago. But today the surface of Venus is dry as a bone, hot enough to melt lead, there are clouds of sulfuric acid that reach a hundred miles high and the air is so thick it's like being 900 meters deep in the ocean.




Science is the best idea humans have ever had. The more people who embrace that idea, the better.




When Rush Limbaugh says I'm not a scientist, I'm charmed - I smirk.




I've always loved airplanes and flight. The space program was really important to me as a kid. I still have a photo of Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon in my living room.




As a kid at the World's Fair in 1965, I missed seeing the big global population clock roll over from 2,999,999,999 to 3 billion - I was really disappointed.




You're dressed in a tuxedo, you wear a bow tie. A bow tie with a tuxedo is more formal than a straight tie with a tuxedo.




There's nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind.




Teaching creationism in science class as an alternative to evolution is inappropriate.




It's important that our children are raised to be educated, well-rounded tax-paying citizens that understand the importance of technology and science.




I hope climate science becomes the big thing. And then what I want is electrical engineers to solve the world's energy problems, energy distribution problems. I want mechanical engineers to make better transportation systems. I want chemical engineers to develop better solar panels, and so on.




Humor is everywhere in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.




NASA is an engine of innovation and inspiration as well as the world's premier space exploration agency, and we are well served by politicians working to keep it that way, instead of turning it into a mere jobs program, or worse, cutting its budget.




If you have this idea that the earth is only 6,000 years old, you are denying, if you will, everything that you can touch and see. You're not paying attention to what's happening in the universe around you.




Unlike science, creationism cannot predict anything, and it cannot provide satisfactory answers about the past.




Tax dollars intended for science education must not be used to teach creationism as any sort of real explanation of nature, because any observation or process of inference about our origin and the nature of the universe disproves creationism in every respect.




I like to regard myself as someone who's capable of critical thought, that is to say, who can evaluate claims.




Everyone, red state, blue state, everyone supports space exploration.




What makes the United States great, the reason people wanted to live in the United States, move here still, is because of our ability to innovate.




As you may know, I am a mechanical engineer.




You can believe what you want religiously. Religion is one thing, but science, provable science, is something else.




The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.




Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science - in all of biology.



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