By worshiping 'science guy,' liberals dumb down science and language

If you needed brain surgery, would you go to a "brain surgery guy"?  If you needed someone to fly a plane, would you hire a "plane flying guy"?  Of course you wouldn't.  And yet too many people think Bill Nye, who is called a "science guy," is an expert on global warming.

From the number of people who cite him, I imagined he would have a Ph.D. in climatology, or astronomy, or a related field.  But much to my tremendous surprise, Bill Nye doesn't have a Ph.D. in anything.

Bill Nye doesn't even have a masters degree in anything.

Bill Nye has a bachelor's degree in...mechanical engineering.  That's right: he has no formal education in climate, weather, astronomy, or anything distantly related to these subjects.  And yet he is cited in an expert on so many subjects, including so-called global warming:

“When James Hansen testified before Congress in 1988, I said ‘Wow, that’s really something,’” Nye says. “My first kids’ book in 1993, I had a demonstration on climate change.” Several episodes of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” also covered the subject.

“It’s not something that’s really debated in the scientific community,” Nye says. “The connection between humans and climate change is about as strong, or a little stronger, than the connection between cigarettes and cancer.”

Wrong.  There has been no global warming in 18 years, according to satellite data.  Talk to a "temperature guy," Mr. Nye.

Not, of course, that Nye is actually a scientist.

So why should we listen to a word he says?  This is why he is called a "science guy" – because he has no doctorate!  It's the kind of term a five-year-old would use to describe a scientist, but adult liberals use the term proudly.  They don't know or care about his expertise as long as he toes the liberal line.

Exit question: Which is more disturbing: that liberals are citing an uncredentialed man as an expert on "global warming," or that they are using baby words to describe the credentials of said "expert"?

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

If you needed brain surgery, would you go to a "brain surgery guy"?  If you needed someone to fly a plane, would you hire a "plane flying guy"?  Of course you wouldn't.  And yet too many people think Bill Nye, who is called a "science guy," is an expert on global warming.

From the number of people who cite him, I imagined he would have a Ph.D. in climatology, or astronomy, or a related field.  But much to my tremendous surprise, Bill Nye doesn't have a Ph.D. in anything.

Bill Nye doesn't even have a masters degree in anything.

Bill Nye has a bachelor's degree in...mechanical engineering.  That's right: he has no formal education in climate, weather, astronomy, or anything distantly related to these subjects.  And yet he is cited in an expert on so many subjects, including so-called global warming:

“When James Hansen testified before Congress in 1988, I said ‘Wow, that’s really something,’” Nye says. “My first kids’ book in 1993, I had a demonstration on climate change.” Several episodes of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” also covered the subject.

“It’s not something that’s really debated in the scientific community,” Nye says. “The connection between humans and climate change is about as strong, or a little stronger, than the connection between cigarettes and cancer.”

Wrong.  There has been no global warming in 18 years, according to satellite data.  Talk to a "temperature guy," Mr. Nye.

Not, of course, that Nye is actually a scientist.

So why should we listen to a word he says?  This is why he is called a "science guy" – because he has no doctorate!  It's the kind of term a five-year-old would use to describe a scientist, but adult liberals use the term proudly.  They don't know or care about his expertise as long as he toes the liberal line.

Exit question: Which is more disturbing: that liberals are citing an uncredentialed man as an expert on "global warming," or that they are using baby words to describe the credentials of said "expert"?

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.