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    Bill Nye Trolled Online By THOUSANDS Of Tweets From Scientists

    Bill Nye "The Science Guy" just had the unasked for pleasure of meeting a whole lot of people who are actually in the field he has so long presented himself as an expert in. Under the hashtag #BillMeetScienceTwitter, Nye was flooded with thousands of tweets Friday from scientists around the globe 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.

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    The Verge provides some more details on the origins of the campaign, which it notes was "born out of frustration" and followed another hashtag movement from February, #ActualLivingScientist:

    The Twitter campaign was born out of frustration. It started when Melissa Marquez, a marine biologist, tweeted from a collective Twitter account hosted by a new scientist every week, called @biotweeps.

    The question kicked off a conversation about whether these science celebrities could do more to acknowledge the limits of their expertise, or use their enviable platforms to incorporate the diverse voices of experts in the field. The gripe started a similar Twitter campaign back in February. That hashtag, #actuallivingscientist, was inspired by a survey that revealed most respondents couldn’t name an actual living scientist. Those who could, overwhelmingly named men — NDT and Nye among them. (NDT has a PhD in astrophysics, Nye has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.)

    The hashtag movement caught on — big time. On Friday alone, Nye's Twitter account was flooded with what Forbes reports was "more than 3,400 tweets and introductions" from scientists introducing themselves in the likely vain hope that he would actually defer to them in future discussions on scientific topics. By Monday, mentions of the hashtag had topped 27,000. The Verge notes that some scientists who sent tweets did not intend them to be interpreted critically; however, the "frustration" driving the movement is evident.


    Bill Nye Trolled Online By THOUSANDS Of Tweets From Scientists
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Love it! That doddering old fool needs to go find something else to do.
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    Bill Nye, The Not-So-Science Guy, Gets Slammed, And It's Pretty Great

    Bill Nye, The Not-So-Science Guy, Gets Slammed, And It's Pretty Great
    "You're a talented actor-comedian with an opinion ... and that's about it."







    Nye’s fraudulent posing as an expert on science has been pointed out for years. Here are a few examples of his scientific intelligence:

    1. Arguing to Dan Rather that the more heat in the atmosphere, the stronger hurricanes are, confusing the atmosphere with the oceans.

    2. Likening a New England mega-blizzard to hurricane Sandy, and implying both storms originated off the coast from Africa. As Jason Samenow of The Washington Post noted, “Sandy formed in the Caribbean (not from an African wave) and the blizzard formed off the Mid-Atlantic coast (from the merger of two North American disturbances).”

    Samenow added, “Nye then draws an absurd comparison between East Coast storms and West Coast storms in an attempt to equate them.” Samenow commented that Nye’s rhetoric was “one of the most flawed discussions of meteorology I’ve ever seen on a national network.”
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    And yet that fraud is the science hero of the millennial generation. Think about that.
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    And yet that fraud is the science hero of the millennial generation. Think about that.
    PT Barnum was right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    PT Barnum was right.
    Believe it or not - "there's a sucker born every minute" - was actually said by someone else ABOUT P.T. Barnum.
    The story of the Cardiff Giant is - well actually, DAMNED funny.

    You may have heard the story about the "unearthing" of a 10 foot tall petrified giant in Cardiff, New York.
    Truth was, a man named George Hull didn't like a preacher's literal interpretation of the Bible and took to
    the phrase in Genesis "there were giants in the Earth in those days" so he set about a deliberate hoax to
    make money off of it, only intending to expose it later.

    After making a sensation with his clever fraud - the men behind the hoax finally sold the "giant" for a nice
    profit to a handful of businessman headed by a David Hannum.

    It wasn't long before Barnum got the idea that he wanted it for HIS show. He offered to buy it - and was
    turned down.

    SO -

    He made his own. A perfect copy. And made MORE money with HIS fake giant. Actually since he had shows
    across the country - he made SEVERAL copies. And made a fortune. After being accused of showing a fake
    Cardiff Giant, he turned around and said HIS was the "real" giant, and Hannum's was the fake.

    Well Hannum was furious and tried to sue - to which essentially the judge told him, produce the "real"
    one, and we'll settle it.

    Whereupon Hannum was heard to utter the phrase - about Barnum's paying customers -
    "There's a sucker born every minute".

    To which I have to add, and there's always a con-man to make money from them. You have to admit,
    it's damned clever to make a fake - of a another fake.
    “Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.".Daniel Webster

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