Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.

— Bill Nye

The most joyful Bill Nye quotes to get the best of your day

We are just a speck, on a speck, orbiting a speck, in the corner of a speck, in the middle of nowhere.

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To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people's trash.

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You and I are made of stardust. We are the stuff of exploded stars. We are therefore, at least 1 way that the Universe knows itself. That, to me, is astonishing.

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Bill Nye quote Everyone you will ever meet knows someth

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.

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There really is no such thing as race.

We all came from Africa. We are all of the same stardust. We are all going to live and die on the same planet, a Pale Blue Dot in the vastness of space. We have to work together.

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The meaning of life is pretty clear: Living things strive to pass their genes into the future. The claim that we would not have morals or ethics without religion is extraordinary. Animals in nature seem to behave in moral ways without organized religion.

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Bicycling is a big part of the future.

It has to be. There's something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym.

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Bill Nye quote When you are dead, you don't even know t

When you are dead, you don't even know that you are dead. It's only pain for others. Same thing when you are stupid.

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By the way, most of the light that comes from the sun is green.

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The most serious problem facing humankind is climate change.

All of these people breathing and burning our atmosphere has led to an extraordinarily dangerous situation. I hope next generation will emerge and produce technology, regulations, and a worldview that enable as many of us as possible to live happy healthy lives.

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Not wasting any water bottles is good.

Not leaving the lights on is good. Turning the thermostat down in the winter, up in the summer, is good. But the best thing any of us in the developed world, especially in the United States, can be doing is talking about it.

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Bill Nye quote Everyone you will ever meet knows someth

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.

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Hard to find anything lovelier than a tree.

They grow at right angles to a tangent of the nominal sphere of the Earth.

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There are two ways to be rich: to have more or need less.

It's estimated that we squander about 30 percent of our energy leaving the lights on, the refrigerator door open, and so on. Then there is the enormous amount of food that we expend huge amounts of energy to raise and then throw away.

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Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.

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Bill Nye quote Science is the best idea humans have eve

Science is the best idea humans have ever had. The more people who embrace that idea, the better.

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About Bill Nye

Quotes 100 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Educator
Birthday October 16

Recommending or insisting on abstinence has been completely ineffective.

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I've always loved airplanes and flight.

The space program was really important to me as a kid. I still have a photo of Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon in my living room.

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The philosophy of science is inherent in the process.

This is to say, you think critically, you draw a conclusion based on evidence, but we all pursue discovery based on our observations. That's where science starts.

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SCIENCE is a part of EVERYONE'S everyday life.

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When we see the shadow on our images, are we seeing the time 11 minutes ago on Mars? Or are we seeing the time on Mars as observed from Earth now? It's like time travel problems in science fiction. When is now; when was then?

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I say to the grown-ups, 'If you want to deny evolution and live in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we've observed in the universe that's fine. But don't make your kids do it.'

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I just want to remind us all there are billions of people in the world who are deeply religious, who get enriched by the wonderful sense of community by their religion. But these same people do not embrace the extraordinary view that the Earth is somehow only 6,000 years old.

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Our goal in science is to discover universal laws of nature. That pursuit fills me with wonder.

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There really is no such thing as race.

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The US Navy has several people on every ship that can navigate by the stars.

They don't fool with that.

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Along with the evidence of common sense, researchers have proven scientifically that humans are all one people. We're a lot like dogs in that regard. If a Great Dane interacts (can we say interact?) with a Chihuahua, you get a dog.

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We should educate more women and girls.

Because that is the surest route to controllably, manageably reducing the human population. Educated women have fewer kids. And the kids they do have are better cared for and are more successful. As I like to say, it's not one thing that we need to focus on. It's everything all at once.

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I always say when you see that old black-and-white footage of the rocket on the launch pad and it falls over and explodes, that's because people had slide rules. Not having the decimal point is a real drawback. You want the decimal point, take it from me.

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I tell personal stories associated with aspects of the theory, and I hope they are interesting and compelling. I don't feel you're going to change a grownup's mind in one reading. People have to be exposed to scientific ideas over and over again for years. It's also not a textbook.

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But as the cerebellum degrades with age, so does the quality of memories.

The memories are there, but they're not as good.

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How did we let an ideological resistance to inquiry become such a prominent part of our society?

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There are just two people entitled to refer to themselves as "we";

one is the editor and the other is the fellow with a tapeworm.

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From an evolutionary standpoint you can't just wipe everything out and start over, and I don't think you can do it in the school system either.

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I understand that you take the Bible, as written in English, translated many many times over the last three millennia as to be a more accurate, more reasonable assessment of the natural laws we see around us than what I and everybody in here can observe. That, to me, is unsettling.

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It is my mission to change the world.

I'm not kidding: Make no small plans, dream mighty things. I feel if we get enough people engaged in climate change, we will get enough people to change the world. We will revolutionize the way we produce electricity and provide clean water to people.

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Apparently there is redundancy in memory: You store the same memory in different parts of your brain for accessing at different speeds. That speed would depend on the frequency of use and the importance of the knowledge.

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The theory of evolution was not formally published until shortly before Faraday's death. Evolution was yet to be discovered during Faraday's life. Also, I don't think that Michael Faraday would claim that the Earth is extraordinarily young.

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I am so old, I entered engineering school with a slide rule.

And I left engineering school with a calculator. I can still use a slide rule but it's not a skill you especially need anymore.

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If you decide to become a dancer on Broadway, never say who your favorite dance partner is, because members of the media will presume you never want to dance with anybody else.

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Intuitively you want some place [such as your phone] to store phone numbers, so you have that part of your brain to do other tasks.

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Anybody who grew up with the space program is a fan of science fiction.

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If you memorize the periodic table it will speed you up if you're a chemist, but by and large, the reason you have a periodic table is so that you can store that information outside of your body. That way it frees up some part of your brain to do something else...

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I don't perceive an anti-religious agenda, especially with regard to Christians and Christianity. The issue being debated was creationism, the idea that the Earth is 6,000 years old. As I understand it, this involves the Bible's Old Testament exclusively.

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The strange thing about grinding that might surprise many people is that you can grind things and shape them using materials that are generally somewhat softer than the thing you're grinding and shaping.

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The debate [in Undeniable] was nominally about creationism as a "viable" explanation for what we observe around us. For my side, the debate went very well; I'm not sure what I would change, although I can imagine shortening my answers during the rebuttals, perhaps.

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I meet so many people who are intimidated by arithmetic.

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The future of commerce is going to be all electronic.

The gold standard was a fine idea, but electronic changes of funds and credits will be the future.

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When we explore the cosmos, we come to believe and prove that we can solve problems that have never been solved. It brings out the best in us. Space exploration imbues everyone with an optimistic view of the future.

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If you just take a single human and put him or her in the forest he or she might not do very well without some sort of education which he got or she got from some tribe.

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The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.

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Religion is a completely different thing from the claim that the Earth is six thousand years old. That's just crazy.

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Researchers have proven that scientifically, that all humans are one people

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