Who's a better spokesperson for science: Bill Nye or Neil deGrasse Tyson? | The Tylt
Who's a better spokesperson for science: Bill Nye or Neil deGrasse Tyson?
Are you kidding me? How is this even a debate? Neil deGrasse Tyson is an actual scientist! Dude is an astrophysicists and cosmologist. He took the reins from Carl Sagan.
You know what Bill Nye has.... showmanship. Here he is on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" driving home the point that climate change is real in a way that Neil deGrasse Tyson just can't.
Science education was a calling for Bill Nye. He is a mechanical engineer, who took the mantle of "Mr. Wizard," and became the leading advocate for science education for children. If you were a kid in the '90s, Bill Nye taught you a little about how the world worked.
Scene: Richard Dawkins asks a question. Neil deGrasse Tyson responds. Bill Nye chimes in to totally make fun of Tyson's idea. It was pretty funny. Science nerds get ready to have uncontrollable smiles, with Lawrence Krauss coming in to move the conversation forward!
I think we can all agree Tyson would own Bill Nye in a fight.
In these ways, Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson have both had huge impacts on scientific understanding and curiosity. Their commitment to using social media and every other platform afforded to them to reach people of all ages has undoubtedly inspired countless individuals all across the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They sure as hell inspired me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And yet, we must crown someone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For this showdown of the science educators, Bill Nye is our winner, by a hair.