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Bill Nye The Science Guy Boo’ed off Stage For Stating Facts

posted by Christian on February 21st, 2011

You can do and say a lot of things in Waco, TX but don’t you dare try to tell them how the moon works.

Bill Nye The Science GuyBill Nye “The Science Guy” was in town for the McLennan Community College’s Distinguished Lecture Series giving speeches on Mars exploration, climate change and energy consumption. Everything was apparently going fine until Nye made the cardinal mistake of suggesting that the moon itself does not emit light but rather reflect the light from the sun.

Nye couched this in a way however that was quite troublesome for most of the God-fearing denizens of Waco. Nye mentioned that in Genesis 1:16, it 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 then pointed out that the lesser light was actually just a reflector and not an actual light itself to the audience responded with a giant gasp of “Oh no he di’int” and presumably hundreds of waving fingers.

The citizens of Waco were “visibly angered by what some perceived as irreverence,” according to the Waco Tribune.

At one point an angry woman stood up with her three children and screamed “We Believe in GOD!!!11one” (punctuation is ours) before rushing out of the room. No word as to whether or not she was headed to buy herself a Fat Ho Burger.

For what it’s worth, the original article has already been scrubbed from the Waco Tribune website (mostly because hey, how much bad publicity does one place really need?).

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