Bill Nye isn’t a scientist, but he plays one on TV. In the same way, he’s not a Constitutional scholar, but he recently played one in a Vox interview.
The thing is, you don’t have to be a Constitutional scholar to understand the Constitution. It’s pretty plainly written. All you have to do is read it. Here’s the Daily Caller:
In an interview with Vox, Bill Nye argues that politicians who deny man-made global warming are violating their constitutional duties to the American people. Nye then misconstrues a clause in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution to support his point.
“Well, first of all, I think denying climate change is in nobody’s best interests,” Nye told Vox in a recent interview. “But I also think denying science in general is in no one’s best interests.”
“When you have people denying this basic process, and how we all got here, it’s offensive to me intellectually,” Nye added. “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,” Nye said. “I want voters and taxpayers to recognize this. Do you really want to vote for somebody who doesn’t believe in the scientific method — and doesn’t believe that we defeated smallpox? Do you really want that person running your government?”
Oh, poor guy. He’s “offended intellectually.” Is this guy for real? What congressman or senator stands up and says, “The scientific method is trash!” No one. There isn’t a single congressman or senator who “denies science.” Sure, there are plenty who question manmade global warming theory. But that has nothing to do with “denying science.” Whether or not they believe in manmade global warming depends on whether they’re receiving large donations from the green lobby.