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Default 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."

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lol

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people who believe in god are stupid
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people who believe in god are stupid
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indeed

but these people believe in "god"

you know, that white guy and his white son
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but these people believe in "god"

you know, that white guy and his white son
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does believing the moon only reflects, not emits, light in contradiction with any religious teaching?

or does any basic science frighten these people

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Not really, it just shows how fucking stupid these peoples interpretation of the passage is.
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That is one of the most biased website sources for a news site I've ever seen. Every single word seems twisted to make these people seem dumb and angry. I think people were getting mad that he was saying the Bible was incorrect, not that the Moon reflects light. This is Waco, Texas we are talking about here. They probably just got impatient and stormed off without understanding or interpreting the message fully.

Also, why would you want to use a biblical quote when it has little relevance to the information, other to show the inaccuracies of science in Biblical times? Sounds like he's trolling Texans
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That is one of the most biased website sources for a news site I've ever seen. Every single word seems twisted to make these people seem dumb and angry. I think people were getting mad that he was saying the Bible was incorrect, not that the Moon reflects light. This is Waco, Texas we are talking about here. They probably just got impatient and stormed off without understanding or interpreting the message fully.

Also, why would you want to use a biblical quote when it has little relevance to the information, other to show the inaccuracies of science in Biblical times? Sounds like he's trolling Texans
Yeah the bible reference made little sense unless he was just trolling for a response, which let's be honest is completely possible; it's Billy Nye, what better shit does he have to do now a days?
 

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