Bill Nye for Texas State Board of Education. Please?

by Jose Medina

You should really spend a few minutes today reading this New York Times profile of Bill Nye the Science Guy published this week.

The quotable, pro-science stuff in the NYT piece and in the accompanying video below got us thinking that Bill would make an excellent Texas State Board of Education member. OK, maybe a little wishful thinking on our part for that one. Still, a Texas-based nonprofit organization committed to fighting creationism in public schools can dream, can’t it?

But in any case, here’s the money quote from the article:

The earth’s not 4,000, 6,000, 10,000 years old. I’ve got no problem with anybody’s religion. But if you go claiming the earth is only 10,000 years old, that’s just wrong.

Amen. Let’s hope the SBOE keeps this simple quote from Bill Nye in mind as they work toward adopting new science textbooks later this year.

Also happening this year: Bill Nye comes to Austin for TFN’s EPIC Evening. Full details are at



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