I’ve met Bill Nye, the man who bills himself as the “Science Guy”. He indeed seems to be one smart fella. In fact I felt like an idiot just standing next to him. For those three, maybe four people in America who don’t know who he is the 60-year old scientist turned entertainer is one of those who makes science fun, and to me that’s not a bad thing at all. After all we need science to help us in many ways. Ways such as curing diseases, growing more food, or making sure a comet doesn’t strike the Earth and send us the way of the dinosaurs.
Of course, if a comet did hit the Earth at least I could get out of having to file my tax returns.
Mr. Nye has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering he earned in 1972 but has billed himself as someone who knows a great deal about all things scientific. He is most often seen wearing a bow tie and a lab coat and, well, looking pretty smart. Yet beyond the appearance of being a smart guy, there is not much to indicate that he really in fact is a smart guy.
That’s not to say that his love of all things scientific and his entertaining ways are bad.