Will Science Die With Bill Nye?

Science Guy! NASA machine! Heart drug! Rapid feedback! Skinny death! Meteor shower! And fake exercise myths from fake exercise scientists! It's your Wednesday Science Watch, where we watch science—pseudoscientifically!

  • Not to alarm the world, but Bill Nye, Science Guy "collapsed on stage in Los Angeles Tuesday night in front of hundreds of audience members during a presentation at USC." He's feeling better now reportedly, but we must ask, is this the end of science? We must ask.
  • Will NASA's $1.5 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer really answer the question of what the universe is made of? Or will it turn out to just be a big expensive pile of metal and junk? Neither of us are qualified to know, so we'll just believe whatever they scientists tell us, so there's no point worrying about it.
  • A new drug may turn back the clock on heart disease, but then again, it may not.
  • What will make you perform your best in this fast-paced modern world? Rapid feedback will. Psychologists say that expecting rapid feedback will keep you prepared for the worst, but performing your best. As a blogger, this is the opposite of my experience with rapid feedback.
  • Weight loss is good sometimes but not worth dying for. Believe me, I'm a science.
  • The Leonid meteor shower peaks tonight! If you don't watch it you are a loser, science-wise. Or live in an urban area, same thing.
  • Listen to this absolute crapola: the NYT and its science conspirators would have us believe that some people don't even get any benefits from exercise, just because some jerks did a study that's like, "the researchers enrolled 175 sedentary adults in a 21-week exercise program. Some lifted weights twice a week. Others jogged or walked. Some did both." Oh, breaking, *walking twice a week* doesn't make you fit. Why doesn't the so-called "science community of fitness things" try this one on for size?

    Will Science Die With Bill Nye?

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