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Bill Nye (the science guy) Saves the World, will have a 2nd season on Netflix

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Bill Nye (the science guy) Saves the World, will have a 2nd season on Netflix

Bill Nye returns to TV in 2017 with Netflix talk show
Series will refute claims from "politicians, religious leaders, titans of industry."
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/08/b ... talk-show/
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Bill Nye's social capital has been on the rise in recent years, as he has transitioned from a kid-friendly science show host to a no-nonsense defender of hard science (and bow ties). His polite aggression has appeared on talk shows, lecture halls, and comedy series, but none of his enjoyable bluster has come in his own series in some time.

Netflix has announced plans to change that with the introduction of Bill Nye Saves the World, a new Netflix-exclusive talk show series launching in spring 2017. In a Wednesday press release, Netflix described the show's aspirations to "refute anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders, or titans of industry"—so the show is clearly aiming to maintain the junk-science battle that Nye has loudly fought in recent years.

Like his '90s TV series, the new Netflix show looks like it will provide equal parts comedy and hard science, as head writers have been hired for those elements (with comedian Mike Drucker and astronomer Phil Plait filling those respective roles). Though the press release didn't indicate how vulgar or extreme the humor may go, Nye's hilarious, frustrated-cursing turn on a 2015 episode of Inside Amy Schumer makes us hopeful that he'll veer a little blue when taking on topics like "vaccinations, genetically modified foods, and climate change."

Anyone watched the PBS show 'Bill Nye the Science Guy'?
http://billnye.com/
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That's awesome. Might be enough to get me to subscribe to Netflix.
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Now that's one guy I'd pay to watch. His rant on "Inside Amy Shumer" was unreal and so out of character it was awesome :)
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Ah yeah! Bring it, Bill! Bring it!!

It's somewhat of an eye-opener by the anti-science attitude that's been permeating lately. But this being the internet it wouldn't be that surprising.
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Diafel wrote:
Aug 31st, 2016 7:28 pm
Bill Nye is just an ideologue, not a scientist. This idiot actually thinks race isn't real.
race isn't real, it is a social construct, like countries, communities or gender.
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Evolution? Old earth? Climate change?

Netflix share prices may suffer as right-wing idealogues cancel their Netflix subscriptions.
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This thread should be in the Entertainment forum.
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Why? I don't find it very entertaining. :)
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Diafel wrote:
Aug 31st, 2016 7:28 pm
Bill Nye is just an ideologue, not a scientist. This idiot actually thinks race isn't real.
He means race as a genetic division, and he's right. The science is pretty clear. It does exist as a social construct, and I have no reason to think that he disagrees. Maybe you should investigate a little before being so judgemental.
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Evolution? Old earth? Climate change?

Netflix share prices may suffer as right-wing idealogues cancel their Netflix subscriptions.
And left wing idealogues as well, I'm sure he'll go after the anti-gmo and alternative medicine crowds, and they tend to be on the other side of the spectrum.
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He's leans more on consensus than empirical science.
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silky28 wrote:
Aug 31st, 2016 8:38 pm
Diafel wrote:
Aug 31st, 2016 7:28 pm
Bill Nye is just an ideologue, not a scientist. This idiot actually thinks race isn't real.
race isn't real, it is a social construct, like countries, communities or gender.
And countries, communities and gender are not real?

Race is not genetic, but as you said, it's a social construct. Culture is probably far more important than genetics. However, it does not mean race is not real. In fact, social animals often compete via behaviors rather than pure genetic advantages. (disclaimer, I have no idea what Bill Nye's stand on this, so not necessarily agreeing with Diafel. )

Gender on the other hand has a big genetic component, but gender differences also is largely a social construct.
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Archanfel wrote:
Sep 1st, 2016 9:21 am
silky28 wrote:
Aug 31st, 2016 8:38 pm
Diafel wrote:
Aug 31st, 2016 7:28 pm
Bill Nye is just an ideologue, not a scientist. This idiot actually thinks race isn't real.
race isn't real, it is a social construct, like countries, communities or gender.
And countries, communities and gender are not real?

Race is not genetic, but as you said, it's a social construct. Culture is probably far more important than genetics. However, it does not mean race is not real. In fact, social animals often compete via behaviors rather than pure genetic advantages. (disclaimer, I have no idea what Bill Nye's stand on this, so not necessarily agreeing with Diafel. )

Gender on the other hand has a big genetic component, but gender differences also is largely a social construct.
Countries, race, gender are all social constructs. They are not real, they are all imagined. And there is no genetic component to gender, there is a genetic component to sex. Gender is a sociological construct that attempts to redefine sex in a social context.
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Would have preferred Simon Singh but otherwise looks good.
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silky28 wrote:
Sep 1st, 2016 10:15 am
Archanfel wrote:
Sep 1st, 2016 9:21 am
silky28 wrote:
Aug 31st, 2016 8:38 pm


race isn't real, it is a social construct, like countries, communities or gender.
And countries, communities and gender are not real?

Race is not genetic, but as you said, it's a social construct. Culture is probably far more important than genetics. However, it does not mean race is not real. In fact, social animals often compete via behaviors rather than pure genetic advantages. (disclaimer, I have no idea what Bill Nye's stand on this, so not necessarily agreeing with Diafel. )

Gender on the other hand has a big genetic component, but gender differences also is largely a social construct.
Countries, race, gender are all social constructs. They are not real, they are all imagined. And there is no genetic component to gender, there is a genetic component to sex. Gender is a sociological construct that attempts to redefine sex in a social context.
Well, I am paying my imaginary dollar to an imaginary country then. :D Unfortunately, the gun that would be pointed at my head if I don't pay the imaginary taxes is real enough. :)

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