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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sarah Palin really hates Bill Nye the Science guy



From FactCheck.org

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin falsely said she is “as much a scientist” as Bill Nye, best known for his children’s show, “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” Nye has multiple credentials that make him more of a scientist than Palin, including a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Cornell, experience working with NASA and various patents.

According to multiple news sites, Palin made this statement on April 14 during the Capitol Hill premiere of “Climate Hustle,” a film produced by the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow that challenges the scientific consensus that greenhouse gases are responsible for global warming.
Palin questioned Nye’s qualifications because she argued he is “using his position of authority to harm children by teaching them that climate change is real and man-made,” reported The Hill. 

Conversely, according to The Hill, she urged parents to “teach their children to doubt climate change and to ‘ask those questions and not just believe what Bill Nye the Science Guy is trying to tell them.’ 

”But it’s not just what Bill Nye is telling them. As we’ve written before, several surveys and scientific literature analyses show that roughly 97 percent of climate scientists believe human-caused climate change is occurring.

On April 13, an international team published another literature survey study in the journal Environmental Research Letters that concluded that “the finding of 97% consensus in published climate research is robust and consistent with other surveys of climate scientists and peer-reviewed studies.”

This is not the first time Nye’s scientific knowledge has been challenged. In 2013, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said, “Bill Nye is not a scientist.” Nye responded by saying, “Rush, I think you got it wrong. … What am I if I’m not a scientist?”

In a debate with creationist Ken Ham in 2014, Nye described himself as part of the “scientific community.” Since his background is in engineering, during that debate, he explained, “engineers use science to solve problems and make things.” (Starting at 1:35:38 of the video.)
Merriam-Webster’s definition of “engineer” is not far from Nye’s: “a person who has scientific training and who designs and builds complicated products, machines, systems, or structures.”

Likewise, Ginger Pinholster, chief communications officer at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, told us that AAAS considers engineering a “bona fide applied science.”
So how do Nye and Palin’s scientific credentials compare?

Palin has none. She has a bachelor’s in communications-journalism from the University of Idaho. She has spent her career in politics. In addition to serving as governor of Alaska from 2006 to 2009, she was chairperson for the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission between 2003 and 2004 and Republican vice presidential candidate in the 2008 election, among other posts.

Nye has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell. He also has six honorary doctorate degrees, including Ph.D.s in science from Goucher College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
He held various positions as an engineer between 1977 to 2009, such as contributing to the designs of 747 planes for Boeing and the designs of equipment used to clean up oil spills.
From 1999 to 2009, Nye worked with a team at the NASA and California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to design and create the MarsDial, a sundial and camera calibrator attached to the Mars Exploration Rover.

Nye also holds three patents: a redesigned ballet toe shoe, a digital abacus (a kind of calculator) and an educational lens.

Nye has written books on science, including “Undeniable” and “Unstoppable,” which cover evolution and climate change, respectively.

This is all in addition to decades of work in science advocacy and education, including acting as CEO of The Planetary Society and teaching as a professor at Cornell.

To sum up, Nye has a degree and experience working in engineering, which is the application of science. He has also spent much of his career working with and for the scientific community. Thus, his credentials make him more of a scientist than Palin.

Of course Sarah ignores facts as usual:

"The liberal Salon magazine also questions Bill Nye's credentials as a "scientist" as he goes on Meet the Press:
The Salon Magazine writer: 'I intend no disrespect to Mr. Nye, who is a smart and dedicated evangelist for science and advocate for action to address carbon emissions. But Bill Nye is not actually a climate scientist. He is a former mechanical engineer turned television entertainer, and now professional edu-twiner.'" - http://www.salon.com/…/meet_the_press_to_host_climate_chan…/

And this one too:

Media Idiots: Quit Making Things Up. Does My Daughter ALWAYS Have to Ding You On Your Constant Lies?

Bill Nye may not have a "science" degree, but he has taken classes in science, physics etc.  All Sarah has done is fuck basketball players and attended five different colleges.

8 comments:

  1. Hi SPHASH! There is nothing that insults me more than simple $arah's attitude towards intellectuals. She must have been very slow and dim-witted in school. I wonder why she has hates Mr. Nye and science so much. It could be the fact that Daddy Chuckles taught science in AK, coupled with the possibility that something traumatic happened to her in her youth. All she has now is a bunch of dysfunctional spawn and a banged-up Pimp Toad. She must be still having wet dreams thinking of Brad!

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  2. She does NOT have a degree, and why oh why does she always have to bring her equally stupid daughter into the mix?

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    1. That is a peeve of mine ... this lie about her having a degree. You see it everywhere. There is absolutely no evidence she ever graduated from collage.

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    2. Argh! College.

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  3. I'm not surprised, after all she's always been jealous of people who are successful and smart because she didn't accomplish anything meaningful in her life. Her kids are losers, her husband is a pimp and she quit her job just to become a grifter. Instead of educating herself and being a good mother she chose to be stupid and hateful.

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  4. A some level she must(may?) know she's dumb and rails against smart folks because they can do what she will never be able to do ... think critically. Her stupidity makes her pissed off and she lashes out in a snarky vicious sneering manner as a defense/attack mechanism. She has been doing it her entire life. The truth means nothing to her. It is all about elevating little Sarah by putting down others.

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  5. Mr Nye has a Bachelor of SCIENCE (BS) degree in Engineering. Had Sarah graduated, she would have had a Bachelor of Arts (BA). Apples and oranges. Bet she took General Math (requirement in high school) rather than Algebra, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, Trigonometry. Bet no math/science classes in college!

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  6. Bill Nye was a student of science classes, worked in a science field (as an avionic engineer), is a visiting professor teaching science classes, and is so good at what he does that he had a job making science come alive for children. He also competed on Dancing With the Stars, where he got better week to week and was obviously working hard at it (and gee, didn't gain 30 pounds in the belly like Barstool did!). Of course Skanky Pay-me is jealous and lashing out at him--he's a success, she's a loser.

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