Bill Nye has some harsh words for Flat Earthers, anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers.
In an interview with Space.com, Nye said: “The Flat Earthers, the anti-vaxxers, the anti-maskers are not on board with the progress of science. And the thing is, it affects all of us.”
When you deny the body of knowledge that's been discovered through the process of science, you're holding all of us back, and this is why it's such an important time.
Nye said that he took part in the show, Science Guy, out of “concern for the future of the United States”.
There are people running around in the United States, or in the world, on the electric internet, thinking out loud ... that the Earth might be flat.
What?! It's the 21st century … just that anybody would even joke about it is weird. And so this anti-science movement that we have in the United States, well, in the Western world right now, is bad for everybody.
In the interview, Nye also spoke about the importance of a number of scientific advances.
He explained how we depend on science for our mobile phones to work and for genetically modified food.
I'm excited about the future. I mean, when the young people are running the show ... things are gonna improve or change for the better very rapidly.
But he warned that it’s going to be a “close call” if we don’t get the climate under control.
We have our fingers crossed, Bill Nye the Science Guy,