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“The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.”
Bill Nye
“Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back. And it’s fine if you as an adult want to run around pretending or claiming that you don’t believe in evolution, but if we educate a generation of people who don’t believe in science, that’s a recipe for disaster. We talk about the Internet. That comes from science. Weather forecasting. That comes from science. The main idea in all of biology is evolution. To not teach it to our young people is wrong.”
Bill Nye
“Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.”
Bill Nye
“Hard to find anything lovelier than a tree. They grow at right angles to a tangent of the nominal sphere of the Earth.”
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“To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash.”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.”
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“The moon is out all day. I don't want to shock you.”
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“America had many other discoverers besides Columbus, but he seems to have made more satisfactory arrangements with the historians than any of the others.”
Bill Nye, Comic History Of The United States
“The natural world is a package deal; you don’t get to select which facts you like and which you don’t.”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“The Earth is not 6,000 or 10,000 years old. It's not. And if that conflicts with your beliefs, I strongly feel you should question your beliefs.”
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“I’ll admit that the discovery of evolution is humbling, but it is also empowering. It transforms our relationship to the life around us. Instead of being outsiders watching the natural world go by, we are insiders. We are part of the process; we are the exquisite result of billions of years of natural research and development.”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“Everyone that you'll ever met wil know someone that you won't”
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“What happens to other species also happens to us.”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“How did we let an ideological resistance to inquiry become such a prominent part of our society?”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“History is but the record of the public and official acts of human beings. It is our object, therefore, to humanize our history and deal with people past and present; people who ate and possibly drank; people who were born, flourished and died; not grave tragedians, posing perpetually for their photographs.”
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“Just a little climate change. Nothing to worry about.”
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“If the argument is, “Well, that was all part of the plan,” then I have to ask: How can you take the lack of evidence of a plan as evidence of a plan? That makes no sense.”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“To be successful as a living thing, you have to have offspring, who have offspring, who have offspring. Rest assured, your family did, or you wouldn’t be here. As troubling as it may seem, your parents had sex—at least once. If you have brothers and sisters, more than once … One shudders to think of it.”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“Science is the best idea humans have ever had.”
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“The essence of the evening was captured by a question from the audience. Someone asked: “What would it take to change your worldview?” My answer was simple: Any single piece of evidence. If we found a fossilized animal trying to swim between the layers of rock in the Grand Canyon, if we found a process by which a new huge fraction of a radioactive material’s neutrons could become protons in some heretofore fantastically short period of time, if we found a way to create eleven species a day, if there were some way for starlight to get here without going the speed of light, that would force me and every other scientist to look at the world in a new way. However, no such contradictory evidence has ever been found—not any, not ever.”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“The process of testing claims is called science. Now, If you have a claim that can't be tested thats what we call pseudo-science. The difference between pseudo-science and science is whether or not you can test it.”
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“There is a deep-seated reason why intelligent, sensible people suddenly recoil from objective evidence when the topic turns to evolution. I think the fear of death has a lot to do with it.”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“From time to time, I meet someone who will say something like, "I am not afraid of dying." I don't buy it. Everyone is afraid of dying. It's part of the instinct that helps us survive as a species. It's a crucial feature of human evolution. It's also, I strongly suspect, a crucial reason why so many people have trouble believing evolution is true. Life can be ironic like that.”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“People love dogs. This is, I hope, the least surprising sentence you will read in this book. I myself have had long discussions with my dog friends, and by that I mean my friends who are dogs.”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“When religions disagree about just creation, there is nothing to do but argue. When two scientists disagree about evolution, they confer with colleagues, develop theories, collect evidence, and arrive at a more complete understanding. Every question leads to new answers, new discoveries, and new smarter questions. The science of evolution is as expansive as nature itself.”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“Some of the most wonderful aspects and consequences of evolution have been discovered only recently. This is in stark contrast to creationism, which offers a static view of the world, one that cannot be challenged or tested with reason. And because it cannot make predictions, it cannot lead to new discoveries, new medicines, or new ways to feed all of us.”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“they avoid the exploration of evolution, because it reminds us all that humankind may not be that special in nature’s scheme. What happens to other species also happens to us.”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
“The natural world is a package deal; you don't get to select which facts you like and which you don't.”
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“One organism’s trash is another organism’s treasure, as I like to say.”
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“Try this way of picturing a human lifespan. The National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys’ stadium holds 105,000 people. Now, imagine that you’re watching life go by down on the field, and every day you watch that life go by from a different seat. You don’t even get a third of the way around. Before you’ve settled into a third of the seats, you’d be dead. And, that’s if you had a good run, eighty-two-plus years. Yikes!”
Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

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