Bill Nye is not a NASCAR guy

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(Photo Greg Engle)
(Photo Greg Engle)
(Photo Greg Engle)

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.