Things just got awkward for the guy in the lab coat that passes himself off as the ‘Science Guy’.
He’s not even a real scientist.
He’s a guy who got a mechanical engineering degree, worked for NASA for a bit, tried stand-up comedy and ended up hosting a science show for kids.
And he’s supposed to be the expert on all things ‘science’.
Yeah, not so much.
He’s got a Left-wing political agenda and he’s not afraid to use it!
Actual, real-life scientists are having difficulty with Nye’s ‘instant expert’ routine, and are calling him out on the BS.
On social media.
And it’s glorious.
It all started with something that scientists have been quietly grumbling about for years. But the hashtag was born when a couple of scientists were chatting back and forth on twitter about the way that Nye hogs the limelight and doesn’t call on experts in the fields that he doesn’t have expertise in like — science.
Scientists don’t do that. If they don’t have an answer, they find an expert in whatever it is and have that person do the explaining.
They decided to introduce Nye to actual scientists.
And he’s meeting THOUSANDS of them.
Under the hashtag #BillMeetScienceTwitter, Nye was flooded with thousands of tweets Friday from annoyed scientists who decided it was high time for Nye to start sharing the spotlight with people who are actually credentialed experts rather than former-child-entertainers-turned-hysterical-leftwing-activists.
Forbes picked up on Nye’s epic deluge of tweets and did a little digging to find out what was motivating it. The originator of the hashtag was Dani Rabaiotti, who studies the effect of climate change on African wild dogs at University College London, and apparently “wrote a book on animal farts.”
Read more: Daily Wire
@EntoLudwick @drmikeographer @biotweeps Hi @BillNye I'm Dani and I study the effect of climate change on African wild dogs, and wrote a book on animal farts #BillMeetScienceTwitter pic.twitter.com/X3CMB60b3f
— Dani Rabaiotti (@DaniRabaiotti) May 19, 2017
— Melissa C. Márquez (@mcmsharksxx) May 19, 2017
— David Steen, Ph.D. (@AlongsideWild) February 5, 2017
— Laura Skates (@floraskates) May 20, 2017
— Alice Gray (@AliceJaneGray) May 20, 2017
— Imogene Cancellare (@biologistimo) May 19, 2017
— TheBabyBiochemist (@BabyBiochemist) May 19, 2017
— OMGitsScience (@OMGitsscience) May 19, 2017
— Amanda L. Glaze (@EvoPhD) May 19, 2017
— Anne A Madden, Ph.D. (@AnneAMadden) May 19, 2017
That’s a lot of scientists.
And so many were women.
Looks like all that push for STEM is working.
Of course, there were a few just there for the trolling:
— Peter Douche (@AngryBerner) May 19, 2017
Bill Nye did actually respond, but it’s unlikely that he’s actually going to share the spotlight.
I see you, Science Twitter. You are the aerodynamic laminar flow beneath my wings. #BIllMeetScienceTwitter
— Bill Nye (@BillNye) May 20, 2017
What do YOU think he’ll do?
Will he willingly stand aside and allow experts to speak?
Or continue his propaganda campaign?
Let us know in the comments.