William Sanford Nye, renowned as Bill Nye, is a mechanical engineer, science educator, author and television personality, who rose to prominence in the 20th century. He is distinguished for his ability to explain scientific concepts to audiences in an engaging manner. He studied at Sidwell Friends School and then went on to attend Cornell University, from where he acquired a degree in mechanical engineering in 1977. However, instead of forging a career as a professional engineer at Boeing, he took a keen interested in acting following his work on training films for the company. His career in the entertainment business started as a writer but eventually he moved to the screen with the show ‘Back to the Future: The Animated’, that ran from 1991 to 1993. However, it was with the show ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’, that ran from 1993 to 1998, that Nye became a household name and gained recognition across the globe. He is often referred to as ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’. His natural wit and charm made the show what it became and at the same time he educated vast numbers of people about the different aspects of science. Here are some of Bill Nye’s most memorable quotes that have been extracted from his work and life. Read on the compilation of famous quotes and thoughts by Bill Nye.
We are killing off species at the rate of about one per day. It is estimated that humans are driving species to extinction at least a thousand times faster than the otherwise natural rate.
I feel strongly that we need the young people of today to become the scientists and the engineers of tomorrow so that my native United States continues to be a world leader in discovery and innovation.