by Jose Medina

Here it is, the entire Bill Nye the Science Guy speech at this year’s TFN’s EPIC Evening. Bill was in Austin to help us celebrate the DarWIN for science and to accept TFN’s Stand Up for Science award.

Bill was supposed to speak for 20 minutes. He went on for almost an hour. No one minded one bit.


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by Kathy Miller, TFN President

Even in the fight to stand up for science, we’re reminded sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow, but you always go with the beat.

As Gov. Ann Richards said about Ginger Rogers, she did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.

So in that spirit, we’re asking you to update your calendars as we’re pushing back TFN’s EPIC Evening to Sunday, December 8.

As it turns out, this is just one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for one of our heroes of science to take center stage. Literally.

As you may already know, our keynote speaker for this year’s EPIC Evening, Bill Nye the Science Guy, recently joined the cast on the popular TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”

Whether ballroom dancing is an art or a science, Bill’s formula is winning over judges and fans, and we couldn’t be more excited for him and the added exposure it gives to his advocacy for sound science education in our schools.

So we’re waltzing TFN’s EPIC Evening back a few weeks to Sunday, December 8, to allow Bill to both fulfill his obligations to “Dancing with the Stars” and still come to Texas.

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by Jose Medina

Nice week if you can get it, no?

First, our TFN’s EPIC Evening speaker BNtSG is the subject of a splashy NYT profile. Then he is named POTW on ABC. It was a BFD IMHO.

Here’s the ABC vid:


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