“Bill Nye (The Science Guy) gives the Keynote talk and lets us in on his preparation for the “Ham on Nye” Creation Museum debate that took place in February 2014 in Kentucky.
Bill Nye currently serves as director of The Planetary Society and is one of America’s leading popularizers of the scientific outlook. As a student at Cornell University, he was introduced to the wonders of astronomy in a class taught by Carl Sagan himself. Nye later served as Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of ’56 professor at Cornell University. Nye has received honorary doctorates from John Hopkins University and Williamette University as well as a Humanist of the Year Award from the American Humanist Association. As a scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, he hosted Bill Nye the Science Guy, which earned 28 Emmys during its six-year run, The Eyes of Nye, and The 100 Greatest Discoveries. He has made numerous appearances on shows such as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Good Morning America. He was even a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Nye has authored several books for children, including Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs and Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Consider the Following: A Way Cool Set of Science Questions, Answer, and Ideas to Ponder.” (YouTube)
This is a funny, insightful, clever, and moving talk by Bill Nye the Science Guy, as a keynote speech at TAM 2014. He talks about his life, the Ken Ham / Bill Nye debate, and a lot about science. Although long, it’s well worth listening to. It’s no wonder Bill Nye is called the Science Guy, as his presentation technique is fantastic.
We need more science communicators like Bill Nye! Onwards!