‘Bill Nye Saves the World’ — Ignorant, Pathetic, Disgusting

By Tom Gilson Published on April 26, 2017

Just when we at The Stream thought we’d said what needed saying about last week’s March for Science — its patently non-scientific political and philosophical biases — along comes something even more outrageous. Bill Nye, honorary co-chair of the March, released his new Netflix program, Bill Nye Saves the World.

I didn’t watch the show. I only know two things about it: its name, and a certain song he featured in it. That’s plenty. It’s enough to persuade me to cancel my Netflix subscription, which I have just done. I urge you to do the same.

The name of his show is bad enough. Maybe we’re supposed to take it tongue-in-cheek, with a sense of humor, since it’s so over the top. I find that hard to do, however, for two reasons.

One, Nye has become the face of a movement that actually believes science will save the world. It thinks that all of our important problems are scientific problems, and all that’s standing in the way of solving them is that the world doesn’t pay enough attention to the answers science offers. A particularly progressive political brand of science, I might add.

Nye is tiny by comparison. Pathetically so.

That was the message of the March for Science. I don’t know whether it’s more ignorant or more disgusting. It’s ignorant for ignoring the plain fact that we’ve got spiritual, moral, ethical and political problems that science doesn’t have tools to analyze, much less solve. They’re just not scientific problems. It’s disgusting for the pride it displays: “Just listen to Daddy Science, kids, and everything will be all right.”

Two, Nye is an outspoken atheist. It’s impossible to ignore the swipe he’s taking at Jesus Christ, whom God actually did send to save the world.

Now let’s keep this in context: If his “Save the World” shtick weren’t so out of touch with reality it would be laughable. Jesus Christ towers over all of human history for his teachings, his wisdom, his love and his influence, not to mention his supernatural power and his resurrection from the dead. Nye is tiny by comparison. Pathetically so.

I don’t even want to think about how God Almighty views this kind of thing. Nye will answer to Him for it.

Of course we’re all very small by comparison to Jesus. To invoke that comparison on purpose, though, as Nye has done, makes him look smaller yet. Save the world? Hah! Not a job for any of us, but especially not for one who shrinks himself as small as he has.

Did I say small? I haven’t told you the half of it. There’s also the Rachel Bloom song he featured on the program. I can’t include the video here. It’s too grotesque. I’ll link to a source for it, but don’t go there unless you’re prepared for what you’ll see and hear.

What does Nye think of it, though? He introduces her number with, “So you guys, I feel this next thing is very special. This is a cool little segment. …”

Then Bloom herself intros the song by saying “This one goes out to all my bipeds who identify as la-die-es.” I can safely quote just two lines of her song:

“This world of ours is full of choice
But must I choose between only John or Joyce?”

The next two lines are simply smut. The whole song ends up being that way. When she’s done, Nye tells here, “That’s exactly the right message, Rachel, nice job.” 

Apparently Nye thinks science somehow justifies this “choice” — and the way she expresses it — which is another point where he’s become too pathetic to be laughable.

This is how Bill Nye “saves the world.” He’s big on science but he knows nothing — nothing! — about what’s tearing the world apart, or what’s needed to pull it back together again.

My only hope in all this is that Nye might have gone so far over the top this time, that the world will start to wake up. We’ll shake our collective groggy heads and say, “No. No, that can’t be right after all, can it?” We’ll start looking around for something sane for a change.

There’s only one sane answer available, and it’s found in the One who really did come to save the world: Jesus Christ.

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  • Autrey Windle

    An atheist? Not a scientist? Netflix? Can you spell t-h-e-e-n-e-m-y? I recommend never intentionally listening to anything this devil says, hide the children and switch to Pureflix.

    • Agree. We switched to pureflix in January and is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. There’s just too much garbage on netflix and even OTA tv.

  • Timothy Horton

    LOL! Two more threads about Bill Nye. All this wailing and gnashing of teeth is accomplishing is giving him more publicity.

    He’s playing you guys like a Stradivarius. 🙂

    • Patmos

      “LOL!” is what SJWs use when they can’t formulate an argument. No wonder you use it so much.

      • Timothy Horton

        It’s also what I use when I watch a bunch of religious conservatives run around screaming like their hair was on fire because their scientific illiteracy was exposed. 🙂

        • Liz Litts

          Meanwhile you are exposing yourself for the fool that you are–no need to argue–you shoot your self in the foot by your own mouth.

      • Hannah

        It’s also what a bot would use as way of variant script. I’m serious, I think this “guy” might be a comment bot that submits his/its opinion based solely on science-based or LGBT-based articles. Check his/its history if you don’t believe me – it’s pretty insane. (Plus, it would make sense given that when presented with logic, he/it doesn’t have the ability to respond with anything other than insults – oddly inhuman, even for a SJW.)

        • Timothy Horton

          LOL! I’ve been called plenty of names by the upset religious fundies before but never a bot. Here Hannah, if it helps with your crying jag…BEEP BEEP BOOP BOOP DOES NOT COMPUTE! WARNING WILL ROBINSON! DANGER! DANGER! 😀

          • Dee

            Does anyone eles want to get off the marry -go – round of the same old line’s from Mr. Horton?

          • Timothy Horton

            BOOP BOOP BEEP BEEP (Austrian accent) I’LL BE BACK

            😀 😀 😀

          • Timothy Horton

            BOOP BOOP BEEP BEEP (Austrian accent) I’LL BE BACK.
            😀

        • Autrey Windle

          Hannah, I am glad you are hip enough to clue we old folks in to how these bots and things work. I think you may be exactly right. I blocked the fool long ago and my blood pressure was never better.

          • Hannah

            ‘Tis my pleasure, Autrey – though it’s still weird because until you mentioned several months back that you were “an old Southern girl”, I’ve pictured you as someone my age (24-30). Still can’t shake the image. :]P

          • Autrey Windle

            I love your heart, girl! I advanced to 63 on Palm Sunday this year.

          • Hannah

            You’re my hero. And my dad’s 67 and is the most computer savvy man I know in that demographic so you doin’ good.

          • Autrey Windle

            Tell your Dad I congratulate him for being the kind of Dad who reared a girl like you!

    • How ironic that you’d say he’s playing us, Timothy. Your responses here are as predictable as 440 Hz when the oboe plays A. You don’t realize how you’ve adopted the role of one who’s willing to be played.

      I won’t say we’re playing you, since it’s neither our choice nor our desire for you to pop up so predictably with the same tired, repeated responses to every stimulus. We’re not doing it to you, you’re doing it to yourself.

      There’s never anything new in your answers; only ridicule in limited modes on limited topics. I’d welcome it if you could share some substance instead. Rather than acting as if you’re being played, that is.

      • Timothy Horton

        Can you hear Nye laughing at you while you clutch those pearls? 🙂

  • Jack Lee

    It was claimed, in the end times the demons will have unusual power. This is but one example. Years ago, Pope Benedict prayed that 2017 would be the start of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart. We are only a few weeks away from the 100th anniversary of Fatima (May 13th, 1917). May GOD burst like lightning upon his enemies.

  • Pricella Morrison

    the point of the show is showing how these issues are a major decisions in our lives at this time and how we should approach these topics using logic. I don’t see why everyone is acting hostile to his entire show, the whole point is that he talks about controversial issues and his scientific viewpoint. Those who act hostile are being just as ignorant for not wanting to see the other side of the argument. for example his GMO episode. the main point was that there was no negative effects to eating GMOs yet a lot of people still have the right to choose. global warming and how our lives will be affected. etc. but of course he talks about homosexuality and everyone wants to throw a fit and delete their netflix because “how dare they”… i say to those people before you delete netflix, are you aware of the variety of shows on tv, netflix, hulu,etc ? acting like netflix did something wrong and spreading that point around doesnt make sense. SO i guess if you dont like what he said and dont agree with it then dont watch the show, dont blame the distributer.

  • Chris Bastean

    “It’s disgusting for the pride it displays: ‘Just listen to Daddy Yahweh, kids, and everything will be all right.'”

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