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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Bill Nye on science, life, inspiration, dogs, inspiration, human, progress, evolution, answers and religion.

23 Must-Read Quotes By Bill Nye, The Science Guy

Quick Facts

Born On: November 27, 1955

Born In: Washington, D.C.

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.

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No other organism on Earth does that. Yes, yes, I understand that dolphins are very smart, but I don’t think they build libraries or even contemplate such a project.

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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.

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We are all aware that evolution happens, because we all have parents.

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The word purebred is something we can define by counting generations back in dog-sex land. But it is not an indication of species or anything special, really.

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So long as we each focus only on our individual decisions and their short-term consequences, we will act like renters, not owners of this Earth.

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We must reverse the current trend and preserve as much biodiversity as possible. If we don’t, we will sooner or later join the fossil record of extinction.

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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.

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A woman came up to Michael Faraday after he performed this demonstration and asked: “But, Mr. Faraday, of what use is it?” Faraday famously replied, “Madam, of what use is a newborn babe?

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It is only through very unusual happenstance that we are able to find any trace of the past. That’s why, when exciting new (or are they old?) fossils are found, it is—thrilling.

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After an electric car, other vehicles just seem like old-tech, gas-burning, pollution-making throwback machines. Which, frankly, they are.

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We all have DNA, and it’s nearly the same. In rhesus monkeys, we’re close to 93 percent the same. In mice, it’s closer to 90 percent overall.

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More than five hundred people have flown in space and twelve people have walked on the moon, but only three humans in history have been to the bottom of the ocean.

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Earth is currently reckoned to be 4.54 billion years old. Based on fossilized mats or layers of bacteria, we figure life got started here at least 3.5 billion years ago.

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Most of the living things on our planet are microscopic, and those microscopic organisms are less like you than you are like a cabbage.

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The less we do to address climate change now, the more regulation we will have in the future.

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The possibility of genetic modification reminds me of the need for a scientifically literate electorate. Please stay tuned and vote!

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Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature.

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Scientifically speaking, there is tribalism and group bias, but there cannot be any such thing as racism. We are all one.

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Skin color is basically a measure of the local ultraviolet levels, and it is controlled by relatively minor adaptive changes in the genome.

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I myself have had long discussions with my dog friends, and by that I mean my friends who are dogs.

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It’s survival of the good-enough.

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Evolution, and the selection of reproduction-worthy genes that drives it, is the opposite of random. It is a sieve that living things have to pass through successfully, or we never see them again.

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