Since we're all here judging can I see all of your Engineering degrees from Ivy League Universities? Like I get it Bill Nye is pop scientist. But he did contribute massively to the modern air travel. Everyone is all up in arms about his gender spectrum episode but... who the hell cares? Yes biologically gender is on a very small spectrum which he addresses in the episode which in sure many of the people up in arms didn't watch. However he explained it using more than biology that was only one of his four spectrums which he claimed could only be male, female, or inter which chromosome wise is all possible. The other parts were attraction which we know is on a spectrum, appearance which we know is on a spectrum because some people obviously dress more feminine or masculine. Then there was your mental identity. Now this is not biology anymore it's now psychology and everything is on a spectrum autism, depression, add/ADHD, etc. So yeah it's frontier science.
@BennMann, furthermore (saying hypothetically this gender spectrum talk is alll BS which I won't know until we have more research and yes I will concede in that case the burden of proof will have to be on those Bill defends) why is Trans people where we draw the line on people running around with "phantom disorders" and calling it a mental illness? If direct behavior in defiance of the scientific community is the supposedly the first indicator of a mental disorder then we have millions of climate change deniers, pro life advocates, psychics, and politicians that need to be put in a mental institution. We have billions of people on the earth running around dedicating all their actions and tailoring all their life choices to please an invisible giant man in the sky! Why has no one accused these people of being mentally unfit? Why is it more likely that you've been shepherded along by some invisible being which couldn't possibly exist, but somehow it's not at all possible that I can
@BennMann, because a person with body dismorphia has body dismorphia, and we don't give them a pass with their dillusions. Why not give people with other delusions a pass?
@Finndogs, that's not entirely true. We let people get plastic surgery until they look like a member of the army of darkness. Hell if the consensus is they are more attractive, we promote it. I think we should leave each other alone. If you want to identify a specific way, fine. But it's not fair to expect me to know how you identify.
Well someone is butt hurt about bills new show lol
@Vsauce, I don't think the issue is being butthurt. I think the issue is that he played a character on a kids tv show and that somehow got mixed up with reality. Also, it's my opinion that Mr. Nye wields that false title of scientist as an elitist who can't be wrong. That's just my opinion. Although, I do think it is plain to see the effects of politics in the scientific community where curiosity and skepticism should be welcomed and bandwagons frowned upon.
But one to any power is still one, so this isn't exponential.