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Science vs. Religion: The Moon, posted by sam

I live in Texas, I know these people are out there, surrounding me, just waiting for the chance to bash my atheistic brains in… But come on!

The Waco Tribune covered a guest lecture gig that Bill Nye the Science Guy did in Waco in 2006. He talked about life on Mars, Global Climate Change (Global Warming is an inaccurate term and gives fodder to idiots complaining of snow in Spring) and Energy Consumption.

But when he referenced a Bible verse and explained how the Moon reflects light and isn’t a source of light to listeners (mostly children) at McLennan Community College, they booed him. What the hell? Who knew there was a group of Flat Earthers living in Waco? Why haven’t they been stamped out like the stupidity-pestilence they are? The Tribune recently reposted the article on their site, so it’s starting to make the internet rounds. Check out this choice bit:

The Emmy-winning scientist angered a few audience members when he criticized literal interpretation of the biblical verse Genesis 1:16, which reads: “God made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.”

He pointed out that the sun, the “greater light,” is but one of countless stars and that the “lesser light” is the moon, which really is not a light at all, rather a reflector of light.

A number of audience members left the room at that point, visibly angered by what some perceived as irreverence.

“We believe in a God!” exclaimed one woman as she left the room with three young children.

Nye is a geek’s geek. He made science fun for kids for years and let’s face it – he’s cooler than Mr. Wizard ever was.

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