8 November 2017
Bill Nye And Why Entertainment Should Not Be Political
Since the dawn of mankind, we have been consuming entertainment. It draws us in, gives us pleasure, and allows us to disconnect from the worries of the world. Entertainment comes in all shapes and forms, books, plays, movies, television shows, documentaries, et cetera. Entertainment is supposed to bring us together and make us laugh but instead, it is becoming political. The entertainers of today often make their entertainment so political that the quality of entertainment is affected dramatically. In this essay, I will point out some political moments in the TV series Bill Nye saves the world and explain how they sneak politics in. Science …show more content…
The amount of actual science in this show is severely limited. A significant amount of it is highly political and strays away from science. The show claims to “save the world” from science deniers but strays away from science significantly compared to the original show. It covers genuine scientific topics such as climate change, vaccines, and AI, but the show also discusses topics not related to the science in any way, such as games, gender, and other non-scientific topics.
Science is not about dismissing views you disagree with and accepting everything you are told as correct. It is about critically analyzing the way the world works and challenging existing beliefs. Bill Nye’s new show does the opposite of this. Bill Nye conveniently shuns out alternative viewpoints as shown in many of his episodes. In the first episode, he dismisses the nuclear power argument simply because "nobody wants it." Is that really the best argument he can think of? He refused to talk about how we could handle nuclear waste or the nuclear disaster in Japan. A panelist states that the main drawback with atomic energy is that the significant amount of time it takes to create a nuclear plant, thanks to all of the restrictions. as a result of this, we've got a significant issue (climate modification caused by burning hydrocarbons), and a possible answer (nuclear energy), however, we tend to are planning to dismiss it as a result of individuals don't desire it and since of the policies in place by our government. Meanwhile, any issues with clean energy are merely challenges that are required to be addressed, and that we have to be compelled to support clean energy and that we got to modification popular opinion on that. Bill Nye frequently shuts down ideas that he does not like or agree with. This has been shown to make his show poor