It's hard to forget Bill Nye The Science Guy, the gangly lab geek who episodically dropped scientific knowledge on you as an elementary school student. In fact, we're willing to bet your favorite days of science class were the ones where your teacher rolled in the T.V., turned down the lights, and popped in a Bill Nye VHS.
Though your strongest Bill Nye memories may be from the '90s, The Science Guy is still at it today. And just like he did back then, he tells it like it is in plain, straightforward words–with just a hint of his signature snark.
Bill Nye isn't shy about his mission to change the world. These 16 quotes prove he's going to achieve his mission, too–no matter who he may offend in the process!
"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."
"Science is the key to our future, and if you don't believe in science, then you're holding everybody back."
"Creationism is an embarrassment–a religious superstition that does real harm to children. It's a symptom of willful ignorance and anti-intellectualism that thwarts scientific progress."
"It is my mission to change the world. I'm not kidding: Make no small plans, dream mighty things. I feel if we get enough people engaged in climate change, we will get enough people to change the world."
"There are trees older than you think Earth is.
"Everything happens for a reason, and that reason is physics."
"To leave the world better than you found it, sometime you have to pick up other people's trash."
"Science is the best idea humans have ever had. The more people that embrace that idea, the better."
"When it comes to women's rights, with respect to reproduction, I think you should really leave it to women."
"The best argument against religion is a five-minute conversation with a religious person."
"The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it."
"We are just a speck, on a speck, orbiting a speck, in the corner of a speck, in the middle of nowhere."
"I strongly encourage you never to use the word 'bore' or 'boring'. It says a lot about a person. It’s hard for me to imagine being 'bored,' ever. The world is so exciting and fascinating, yes?"
"The natural world is a package deal; you don't select which facts you like and which you don't."
"I find both humor and grimness in most issues."
"There's nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind."
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