Thursday, April 06, 2006

Bill Nye, The Science Guy, Visits Waco, Texas

Don't confuse us with the facts. We're Texans.

'The Science Guy' is entertaining and provocative at MCC lecture: "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."

2 comments:

Fred from NYNY said...

I like Bill Nye even more, now.

PS: We haven't given up on Texas. We know that only 25% of you voted when George took the Governor's seat.

Bill said...

And some of us didn't even vote for him.