Nye brilliantly tackles controversial topics and complex issues
Bill Nye is most often known as the comedic and silly host of Bill Nye the Science Guy, which aimed at educating young viewers about science, from all sorts of of topics ranging from electricity to wetlands to archeology.
In his new series, The Eyes of Nye, Bill takes on more complicated and often controversial issues such as overpopulation, cloning, and nuclear energy (and nuclear waste). Besides contemporary issues of the day, the series also deals with the science of sports, pseudoscience, and climate changes.
Nye discusses these topics from a scientific viewpoint; he draws upon current research and interviews with prominent scientists and writers. Also thrown in are comedic shorts that often shed a lighthearted perspective on some of the toughest issues. Besides taking a somewhat silly approach to serious topics, the show provides a very serious look at some of the underlying issues that go unnoticed by most people.
Often at the end of the episode, Bill concludes with a discussion on current developments or current laws regarding the topic at hand. He does not take a side on the issues, but rather supports advocacy. Often the take away point of the show is simply to take action - regardless of what side you take. Whether it is to get involved, learn more on your own, or write a letter stating what you think is best, Nye aims at educating people on some of the most misunderstood and often controversial topics in a light hearted, yet grimly serious fashion.
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