Bill Nye Quotes Constitution Claiming it’s ‘Unpatriotic’ to Deny Science

Bill Nye Quotes Constitution Claiming it’s ‘Unpatriotic’ to Deny Science

In a Vox interview, Bill Nye the Science Guy claimed that the Constitution supports his idea that you are ‘unpatriotic’ is you deny science.

So, what did he say?

“When you have people denying this basic process, and how we all got here, it’s offensive to me intellectually. And I happen to think it’s unpatriotic. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution says the government shall “promote the progress of science and useful arts.” So if you’re a politician looking to derail the progress of science, I think you’re not doing your job.”

There’s just one thing wrong with this. He’s taking it completely out of context. What it REALLY says is:

“To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries”

This is otherwise known as the Copyright Clause, NOT the ‘You’re unpatriotic for not supporting all things claiming to be science clause.’

Maybe Nye should actually try his hand at science for once, because it’s already proven that he’s not a Constitutional scholar.

h/t Weasel Zippers

One Response to Bill Nye Quotes Constitution Claiming it’s ‘Unpatriotic’ to Deny Science

  1. Hes not a scientist either. Hes an engineer who has engineered nothing and a childrens entertainer.

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