Thursday, April 13, 2006
Via My Blahg, which I'm adding to the list of blogs I like...
'The Science Guy' is entertaining and provocative at MCC lecture
Thursday, April 06, 2006
By Tim Woods
Tribune-Herald staff writer
Audience members who expected to see Bill Nye “The Science Guy” conduct experiments and wow their children received quite a surprise Wednesday when Nye spoke at McLennan Community College.
The bit that induces eye-rolling is towards the end of the article...
The Emmy-winning scientist angered a few audience members when he criticized literal interpretation of the biblical verse 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.”
He pointed out that the sun, the “greater light,” is but one of countless stars and that the “lesser light” is the moon, which really is not a light at all, rather a reflector of light.
A number of audience members left the room at that point, visibly angered by what some perceived as irreverence.
“We believe in a God!” exclaimed one woman as she left the room with three young children.
Jeebus, people, get a life!