Bill Nye, The Cognitive Dissonance Guy

Bill Nye says that 70 degree temperatures in February prove global warming, and anyone who doesn’t accept that is suffering from cognitive dissonance.

According to Bill Nye, the answer is simple: cognitive dissonance.

“People have a certain worldview; [then] they’re confronted with evidence that conflicts with the worldview, so they have dissonance, conflict in their minds,” Nye says. “[So] instead of changing your worldview, which you may have held your entire life, you dismiss the evidence—and along with that you dismiss the authorities that may have provided the evidence.”

Bill Nye Says Climate Change Deniers Have a Bad Case of Cognitive Dissonance | WIRED

Had Bill ever actually looked at the data, he would have known that the frequency of February 70 degree days has actually declined since 1920. The warmest February was 1976, which came immediately before the three coldest winters on record in the US.

Less than one year after the warmest February in 1976, it was snowing in Miami

20 Jan 1977, Page 3 – Valley News

The warmest February temperature on record in the US, was 104 degrees at Rio Grande City, Texas on February 26, 1902. The average warmest February temperature at all 1,218 USHCN stations is 78 degrees.

It is painfully obvious that Bill is unfamiliar with both the data and the authorities he claims to represent. He is a junk science guy, and because of his influence on trusting children, his disinformation campaign is a threat to both science and civil society. He is a modern day Goebbels.

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48 Responses to Bill Nye, The Cognitive Dissonance Guy

  1. Shaun says:

    Thank you.. This guy is completely taking advantage of the fact that kids grew up watching him read a script.. He is an actor with an engineering degree.. His Bachelor of Science degree is an honorary memento publicity stunt!

    It is a bit funny that he would dare mention dissonance after the Tucker Carlson appearance where he couldn’t answer simple questions..

    • I like to corner these jerks on talk radio and ask “what is the definition of energy?”

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      But he’s much more than that! Here The Science Guy introduces a “Singing Vagina” on Bill Nye Saves The World, his scientific show for older children.

      He’s diversifying his brand. Watch him rock with the vaginal music:

      “This world of ours is full of choice
      But must I choose between
      Only John or Joyce?
      Are my options only hard or moist?
      My vagina has its own voice …”

  2. arn says:

    Yes- be is absolutely right.

    People have a certain world viewsl,
    then they’re confronted with evidence that conflicts with their world view;
    so they have dissonance.

    Though there is overwhelming evidence that islam is a cruel perverted
    crazy cult
    with headchopping,
    cutting of hands and feet even for things like stealing an apple or an egg
    legal slavery
    legal pedophilia(even gay pedophilia=bachu bazi)
    killing of tens of millions of hindhuists
    and black people
    total apartheid system(male muslim>female muslim>kaffur>slave>unbeliever)
    mandatory jihad,
    legal rape as soon as women are not wearing propper clothes
    and a pedophile ,massmurdering prophet mohammed who is considered the most perfect human being
    and 30.000++ terror attacks in the past 16 years
    and killing of 100.000++ christians each and every year
    and the destruction of thousands of church in this century

    people like bill nye say that islam is the religion of peace that should be tolerated.

    It is not just dissonance to keep the own world view alive
    but insane perversion when demanding to tolerate this evil crap.

    And now these dissonent people who are unable to understand the most obvious and most primitive things
    are trying to explain you supercomplex stuff like climate.
    No surprise all their prediction failed and they need to falsify data
    again and again.

  3. John Smith says:

    Well, at least I am cognitive of my dissent.

  4. Sunsettommy says:

    Bill Lye, the junk science gye.

  5. Ray says:

    Per Scott Adams, the cognitive dissonance you don’t see could be your own.

  6. Sunsettommy says:

    Bill Nye Is Many Things – But, He’s Not a Real ‘Science Guy’

    “At times, Nye gets treated like Rodney Dangerfield and gets no respect. Like the time the liberal Washington Post’s weather editor Jason Samenow (who actually has a master’s degree in atmospheric science from the University of Wisconsin) viewed Nye speaking about climate change on MSNBC and was motivated to write a column absolutely eviscerating the children’s TV star. Samenow said that Nye’s performance “was one of the most flawed discussions of meteorology I’ve ever seen on a national network.” He continued:”

    More attack on Lye Nye in the link

    • arn says:

      No surprise.
      As he has no clue.

      Nye is a mechanical engineer therefore not competent in terms of climate.
      Maybe he got wet in a heavy rain and his tie was ruined and since then he thinks he is a climate expert
      as everyone is a climate expert who parrots the official agenda.
      I guess guys like him just need to eat a hot dog to become veterinarian
      or a hamburger to become german.

  7. toorightmate says:

    I continually find it amusing that if it is hot in your city or town then it is absolute proof of global warming. It implies that the planet evolves around your place o0f abode.

  8. gregole says:

    Bill Nye. Where do the Warmunists find these people. Could just be me, but I find him repulsive. Mendacious, fake, ignoramus impersonating God I’m not even sure what or whom he is trying to impersonate, but he impresses me not at all. So it doesn’t surprise me he also has absolutely no command of the facts at hand. Sigh.

    • Edmonton Al says:

      He is a sociopath..

      Profile of the Sociopath
      Glibness and Superficial Charm.
      Manipulative and Conning. They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. …
      Grandiose Sense of Self. …
      Pathological Lying. …
      Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt. …
      Shallow Emotions. …
      Incapacity for Love.
      Need for Stimulation.

  9. Andy DC says:

    Washington, DC reached 84 in February 1930. That was 87 years ago. So 77 degrees in February 2017 is hardly a sign of catastrophic warming.

    Likewise in March 1907, DC reached 93 degrees in March 1907. That was 110 years ago. We have not had any 90 degree days in DC during March ever since.

    This past March, the cherry blossoms in DC were damaged by snow, ice and temperatures in the low 20’s.

    In March 2015, the Potomac River in DC was frozen and snow covered bank to bank in March for the first time in at least 220 years. So again, hardly a sign of catastrophic warming.

  10. Robertv says:

    The annual May holidays, which actually start on Monday, are set to be the coldest on record (1993 – 1017), website Weerplaza said on Friday.

    The chilly weather predicted for the last week of April means temperatures are set to average between seven and 7.5 degrees Celsius, well below the previous record of an average 8.7 degrees booked in 2010.

    Rain is also likely on some days, including on King’s Day which is celebrated on April 27, weather forecasters say. The KNMI, for example, says there is a 90% chance of rain on King’s Day, but there is also a 70% chance of some sun.

    The KNMI long-range forecast says the chilly weather with sunny spells and showers will continue well into May.

  11. Robertv says:

    Perhaps Bill Nye could have a chat with some polar bears during dinner.

  12. Brian G Valentine says:

    Bill Nye needs to be confronted by someone to tell him what he doesn’t know, and it needs to be televised.

    I wish I had the opportunity

  13. RAH says:

    It’s a good thing they have their bubble because if they didn’t they might learn just how low their stock is out in fly over country.

  14. AndyG55 says:

    You want to see cognitive dissonance..

    Try this for size…..

    “The United Nations’ Economic and Social Council has voted, by secret ballot, to place the kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the Commission on the Status of Women.”

  15. RAH says:

    Bill Nye gets schooled by Happer.

  16. pmc47025 says:

    Bill Nye, the ice cream in the sandwich…

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