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Bill Nye Boo'd in Texas for Saying the Moon Reflects the Sun

Posted by on Nov. 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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So here's my question...are there people that really believe the moon emits it's own light? 

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...


Source: http://www.thinkatheist.com/profiles/blogs/bill-nye-bood-in-texas-for

by on Nov. 2, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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lga1965
by on Nov. 2, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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 Oh myyyyyyy.............. !  surprisedunreal !

krysstizzle
by on Nov. 2, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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Your screen name is particularly fitting for this story, OP. :)


tanyainmizzou
by on Nov. 2, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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7.5 years ago? Really?

Paperfishies
by Silver Member on Nov. 2, 2013 at 10:56 PM
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I love Bill Nye!
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allycally
by Bronze Member on Nov. 2, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Did he actually quote the scripture first?
joyfree
by Silver Member on Nov. 2, 2013 at 11:02 PM

sidesplittinglaughter

joyfree
by Silver Member on Nov. 2, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Yeah, but it's still funny!


Quoting tanyainmizzou:

7.5 years ago? Really?



..MoonShine..
by Redwood Witch on Nov. 2, 2013 at 11:04 PM

ROFL! I missed that. The result of like 3 hours of sleep, a cold, and a nonstop day. 

Nevertheless, my question is still relevant. Are there people that believe this? I"ve never heard this before...that people  don't realize the moon reflects the sun. 

Quoting tanyainmizzou:

7.5 years ago? Really?


rfurlongg
by on Nov. 2, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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This story has been floating around for years. Every time I read it, it is slightly different. I haven't checked snopes, but at this point I am beginning to wonder its authenticity.

Love Bill Nye BTW!!
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by HRH of MJ on Nov. 2, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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"The problem with the world today is there are too many stupid people.....and no one to eat em!"


~Carlos Mencia

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