Bill Nye is getting a new TV Show!

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31 Aug 2016 18:29 #255106 by Goken
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That's right, Bill Nye is going to have his own new TV show. Well...sort of. It'll be a science based talk show on Netflix, set to release in spring 2017.

Here's the article.

I for one am very excited. Another article I read about it said that the lead science writer, other than Nye, will be Phil Plait who runs my favorite science blog, Bad Astronomy.

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31 Aug 2016 18:39 #255109 by Rick D
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Bill is no scientist; he's an engineer so take his "science" with a grain of salt

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31 Aug 2016 18:40 #255110 by Carlos.Martinez3
Looking forward to it!

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31 Aug 2016 18:42 #255112 by SecondVariation
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Rick D wrote: Bill is no scientist; he's an engineer so take his "science" with a grain of salt

Honestly curious what you mean by this. Engineering is grounded in science (and is sometimes called applied science), so he does have a scientific background. Even if it's not a PhD-level research background.

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31 Aug 2016 18:46 #255114 by Proteus
I like Bill Nye, even if he is like the Dr Phil of science media. :P

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31 Aug 2016 18:52 #255116 by Goken
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As I said, there's going to be at least one other scientist doing research and writing the science stuff. And a comedian making it funnier, but I didn't recognize the name.

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31 Aug 2016 18:58 #255118 by Rick D
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While he holds several honorary doctorate degrees in the scientific community, his only real education is a mechanical engineering degree from Cornell. The "Bill Nye the Science Guy" moniker came from a reoccurring sketch comedy skit that he did for a local sketch comedy show here in Seattle (I miss Almost Live :( ). He's a funny guy, and can do some cool science parlor tricks, but he is no scientist.

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31 Aug 2016 18:59 #255120 by Goken
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Rick D wrote: Bill is no scientist; he's an engineer so take his "science" with a grain of salt


Made me think of this.



Congrats Rick, you are now the Sheldon Cooper of this thread. :laugh:

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31 Aug 2016 19:05 #255122 by Edan
I only know Bill Nye exists because of the Big Bang Theory (sorry!).. but I think anything that gets more people interested in Science is a good thing.

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31 Aug 2016 19:08 #255125 by SecondVariation
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Rick D wrote: While he holds several honorary doctorate degrees in the scientific community, his only real education is a mechanical engineering degree from Cornell. The "Bill Nye the Science Guy" moniker came from a reoccurring sketch comedy skit that he did for a local sketch comedy show here in Seattle (I miss Almost Live :( ). He's a funny guy, and can do some cool science parlor tricks, but he is no scientist.

Can I ask what your definition of a scientist is?

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