Bill Nye, well known for the hit 90’s children’s television show “Bill Nye The Science Guy,” has returned to the spotlight in recent years as a commentator and news analyst. His show was played repeatedly in elementary schools all across America for well over a decade, and for that he is a trusted familiar face for people in their 20s and 30s.
Bill Nye’s return to the public eye has thrust him into the midst of high profile debates that have been ripped from the headlines, such as global warming and GMO’s. In the case of GMO’s, Nye has been critical of genetically modified food throughout most of his career. However, now that he has joined the “in-crowd” of mainstream science, he is switching his position, and will even be editing one of his books to prove it.
“There’s a chapter in there which I’m going to revise. It’s about genetically modified food. I went to Monsanto and I spent a lot of time with the scientists there and I have revised my outlook and I’m very excited about telling the world. When you’re in love you want to tell the world,” Nye said in a new video.
Some activists have suggested that Nye was paid off during his visit to Monsanto, while others believe he is a victim of professional peer-pressure. Whatever the reason for his recent change of heart, there is no doubt that the recent witch hunt against free-thinkers in the scientific community is somehow responsible.
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.