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Who's a better spokesperson for science: Bill Nye or Neil deGrasse Tyson?

Science often has a public relations problem. It uses jargon, requires years of studying to really master and regular folks sometimes look at it with skepticism. But science also has its champions. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a brilliant astrophysicist, author, and host of the TV series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey." Bill Nye "the Science Guy" is a mechanical engineer whose PBS show in the '90s educated an entire generation. Who does a better job breaking it down? 

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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. 

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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. 

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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!

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You might think Tyson has an advantage with his doctorates and all. But even the pros need somebody like Nye to keep them in check. Here's another time Bill Nye had to call out Tyson (and was right). 

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I think we can all agree Tyson would own Bill Nye in a fight. 

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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.
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They sure as hell inspired me.
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And yet, we must crown someone.
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For this showdown of the science educators, Bill Nye is our winner, by a hair.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson is a boss. When rapper B.o.B. came out as a "flat Earther," Neil wasn't having it. Once Neil took the mic, he went off on the rapper and put him in his non-scientific place. 

"When you stand on the shoulders of those who came before, you might just see far enough to realize the world isn't fucking flat. And by the way, this is called gravity [mic drop]."
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Who's a better spokesperson for science: Bill Nye or Neil deGrasse Tyson?
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A festive crown for the winner
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