"I'd really encourage you not to tell women what to do and not pursue these laws that really are in nobody's best interest. We have other problems to solve. Come on."
We usually think of notable scientist as a pleasant, friendly guy who's more than happy to explain climate change to us with the help of emojis.
But this video released by Big Think Sept. 22 shows a Bill Nye that's just barely holding it together. The subject of his frustration is the current legislation trends with regards to reproductive rights and the belief that life begins at conception.
He has to correct his tone several times as he tries to point out the faulty logic, bad science and the fictitious basis for legislation which is setting back the pace of access to reproductive health services and taking rights away from women who should have the most say over their future.
He manages to keep it together and provide a cogent appeal to lawmakers.
Go get 'em, Bill.
Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill!
Bill Nye appeared on Whose Line is is Anyway and showed that this Science Guy has some serious comedy chops.
With fan favorites, Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie, the trio played a game where Stiles' hands were provided by Mochrie. And they were all in space because duh—science.
Things got hilarious very quickly, with Bill Nye having to taste some of the "space food."
Ryan ended the skit on this final gross note.
In aid of a Kickstarter looking to make a documentary about him, Bill Nye stared into the eye of a troll storm and read mean tweets about himself.
It seems a little strange to help promote a movie made by someone else that will document your life, but it's another chance to see the unflappable and entertaining Nye in action.
He's been all over new(er) communication technology lately, mostly seen in a string of explainer videos that use emojis to illustrate the specifics of scientific phenomena.
Keep doing what you're doing Bill Nye and don't let those mean tweets get you down.
Well, a wild possible Bill Nye documentary appeared on Kickstarter July 13, hoping to raise $650,000 to produce a full length movie about everyone's favorite scientist (who isn't Neil Degrasse Tyson).
The filmmakers, who previously worked on the science-based documentary The Immortalists, expressed a deep fondness for Bill Nye and felt the need to provide a movie about him.
We're documentary filmmakers, but we're also hardcore Bill Nye fans who spent our middle school years learning about the ecosystem and the color spectrum from his trusty VHS tapes. Bill's passion and enthusiasm stayed with us, and when we got older, we started making films about science and technology. When we learned that Bill Nye was doing something new, working outside of the classroom to champion science and space exploration and the fight against climate change, we knew we had to make this documentary.
It's a little strange, because Nye seems like a pretty public person and it's difficult to think about what could be unearthed in a documentary that would add to the science he tries so earnestly to promote.
Still, as the filmmakers say, "We wanted to know, who was the man behind the bowtie and where is he now?"
Here's the video hoping to explain a little more about why the creators want to make the movie:
As of midday July 13, only a little over $6,000 was donated. But with rewards like one-of-a-kind VHS tapes of the original Bill Nye Show and dog bow ties, it's easy to see how this movie could get made.
Were you all like ¯_(ツ)_/¯ about climate change?
Don't be !
You should know some stuff from one of the most trusted minds in popular science.
In case you missed it, Bill Nye and Ken Ham debated yesterday at the creation museum over creationism. You can watch the entire debate yourself here. During and after the debate, both sides took action on the internet saying what they believe and poking fun at the debate.