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Bill Nye the Science Guy gets whacked in the bible belt

I know Bill Nye probably had an out-of-body experience after encountering God’s People of Wacotm at McLennan Community College, where he came to speak about, well, science.

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.

Nye instead addressed such topics as Mars exploration, global warming and energy consumption, particularly oil and gas. He even ruffled a few religious feathers along the way. The scientist with a background in stand-up and sketch comedy kept spectators interested, entertained and at ease with his funny, sometimes hilarious, delivery.

…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.

Don’t let science get in the way of the sheeple’s beliefs, Bill. Where have you been — this is W’s Christofascist Amerikkka, science be damned, burqas are on backorder.

Hat tip, Whamstress @ The Green Knight.

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