For the past couple of days, rumors have been flying around on the internet that Bill Nye would be “debating” Sarah Palin after a screening of the film Climate Hustle, the work of climate change-denier Marc Morano.
The debate, as you might have figured out, was never going to happen. Nye wasn’t even going to be on the post-screening panel, much less arguing about the subject with Palin. Nye’s appearance was limited to being shown in a clip from the movie.
But now that the rumor is spreading, Nye seems to think this would actually be a good idea, tweeting this yesterday:
That sound you hear is the collective groan of sensible people everywhere…
Let me walk you through my entire thought process after hearing Nye was interested.