It doesn't take much to get people riled up in the town of Waco, Texas. Frankly I bet I could cause mass rioting with my Facebook status updates alone. Recently, your childhood hero, Bill Nye "The Science Guy" (What could possibly go wrong with a moniker like that
surrounded by religious nutters) was the subject of boo-ing.
What, you might ask, could Bill Nye ever do to offend the citizens of Waco? Did he mention evolution? Did he try to teach them a complicated scientific notion that contradicted some of the Bible's teachings? Well, in a way, yes.
Mr Nye, nay Dr. Nye, accidentally informed his audience that the moon doesn't emit light. Yup! Apparently the Bible is pretty adamant about this and the people were "visibly angered by what some perceived as irreverence," according to the Waco Tribune.
So what is it that the Bible says about the moon? Well, Genesis 1:16, 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." So there you have it, the moon mustn't be a reflector, but a shinning orb all it's own.I'll pause here to give you a moment to remove your palm from your face. I know that Dr. Nye is trying to pull the south forward to at least a 4th grader knowledge, and we appreciate the gesture, but I've got to ask: "Bill, could you stop wasting your brilliance on these Red-Neck nut-jobs and come chill in Canada for a while. We won't argue about the moon; we'll even sing your theme-song for you...Try and stop us!Cheers to Bill and to the vacuous ignorance formerly known as the people of Waco Texas!-D-[ThinkAtheist]