Bill Nye, former contestant on "Dancing With The Stars" and guest actor on "Big Bang Theory," will collect an estimated $50,000 appearance fee from the State of West Virginia for an appearance in November sponsored by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division of Science and Research.
In recent years, he has soiled his reputation by pushing a pedestrian lefty agenda, most recently a fact-challenged pro-abortion recitation on CNN.
From Life Site News:
Six pro-life leaders and a top medical researcher are pushing back on Bill Nye's claims that life does not begin at conception, and that natural death is equivalent to abortion.
"I'm flabbergasted that the mainstream media can take Bill Nye's naive comments so seriously," said LifeSiteNews Editor-in-Chief John-Henry Westen. "He's suggested that because embryos die naturally we should not be concerned with abortion -- the intentional killing of embryonic children in the womb."
"So by that logic, because many young people die of natural causes in their teens, should we not be concerned with murderers who target teens?" asked Westen.
Stem-cell researcher Dr. David Prentice said that Nye's analysis is "a science-free justification for his own ideological view."
"The science is long-established" that "a human life begins at fertilization," said the Charlotte Lozier Institute Vice President, "even if some are ignorant of, or ignore, the biological facts."
"Using Nye’s logic, none of us are ever alive, because humanity has a 100% mortality rate," stated Prentice, who noted that "all leading scientific and medical textbooks" agree that "a human life begins at fertilization."Using one's degree to stamp your political beliefs as science is pretty juvenile.
And apparently lucrative.