A few weeks ago I wrote a note to Bill Nye about his incorrect opinions on transgenic technology. No response. Sort of.
I got an email and was told I could share the content, but not the name, and no screen shots or direct quotes. Apparently this is someone that knows about Bill Nye, his production group and his handlers. The feeling is that it is from someone close to him, or someone on his team. It could be completely false too. I'm about 50/50 on authenticity.
I would just post the whole thing. But, he said I could use only paraphrased information in a blog, and asked me to not use his name, so I won't. The note says that if I play by these rules maybe I'll get more info, and that as a science fan he's hoping for the debate. Weird.
The note said that Nye's associates seek to use him as a political wedge, and that Nye himself is right on board. It is apparently a transition of Nye from a media science communicator to a political figure to work against right-leaning causes like creationism and climate change denial. Those are his new political issues.
This note also told me that his group is a cluster of Hollywood advisors that have strong feelings about GMOs and actually have encouraged him to speak out for labeling and against the technology.
According to the short note, Nye does what his people tell him to do, and that is defusing climate and creationism. They want the GMO issue to go away fast. Apparently he will not make public comments on this going forward, even though a complete ban is what his handlers want.
So there you go. It may be complete crap, but let's see what the next communication looks like. No news from Nye's camp, so the thoughts in the email are consistent with what is unfolding.
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