Bill Nye The Science Guy

“The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.” - Bill Nye

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Bill Nye the Science Guy made science cool for an entire generation. He did so much more than explode baking soda and vinegar volcanos on his eponymous television show. He turned Morrissey songs into music video physics lessons, and he proved you could be a smart goofball without necessarily being a nerd.

Nye is one of the speakers closing out the 2012 TED Conference in Long Beach this afternoon, and he’s the only presenter this week who really knows how to pull off a bow tie.