Bill Nye and Chuck Nice in the StarTalk All-Stars studio.
Bill Nye and Chuck Nice in the StarTalk All-Stars studio.

Science and the Search for the Truth, with Bill Nye

Bill Nye and Chuck Nice in the StarTalk All-Stars studio.

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In a world clouded by alternative facts, science is here to make things clear. Bill Nye and comic co-host Chuck Nice welcome special guest Ross Andersen, the Senior Editor of The Atlantic, where he oversees all things science, technology and health, to guide us through the fog of misinformation. Listen and learn as we delve into a discussion on science literacy and the search for truth. Hear why Ross believes people are still optimistic about science despite the politicizing of hot-button issues. Explore how infusing science with patriotic pride might solve cognitive dissonance and political disagreement. You’ll also hear our panel contemplate methods on how to have civil discussions with people who have opposing ideas and who argue based on false knowledge. Find out some of the sources available that offer quality science literature online and in print. Discover how some scientific causes can become mixed up in the battle of political identity. Learn why the denial of climate change science may lead to the United States surrendering its leading global positon in scientific study and research. All that, plus, fan-submitted Cosmic Queries that range from, “Is social media making us dumber?” to, “What are the odds of Bill and Neil reaching out to the administration to propose goals for space exploration?”

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    I don’t think I’ll ever listen to another episode that includes Chuck Nice after what he did to the topic of animal suffering in the Temple Grandin/Paul Shapiro episode, He just doesn’t add to the conversations in the least.

  • phylwx

    Im gonna listen to every Startalk episode to date I can just to keep tabs on the music.

  • Bill Nye asks the question how to get citizens to vote in favour of more government action on climate science in a manner the assumes that the extent of man’s contribution has been 100% settled by the IPPC, yet it had not been settled definitively. If Bill wants to convince voters, why does he not present the evidence that has so thoroughly convinced him that Climate Alarmism is justified? Surely his presentation of incontrovertible scientific work will do more for his cause than simply putting down anyone who does not share his opinion. Is Bill is not willing to share this proof, maybe he can stop politicizing this topic on StarTalk and returning the show to non-politicized science as the show claims to be.

    • Randy

      Hi Gene, Bill in fact does this in the first episode of his new show “Bill Nye Saves the World”. The basic facts surrounding the issue of climate change are incredibly simple and easy to understand. Do you have any questions about climate science that you can’t find the answer to through a simple google search?

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    As I said many many times, you can not convince these people with fact and science alone, you need to interview / ask for solution from a good “Psychologist”.

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