‘Bill Nye Saves the World’ and explains why algebra is useful after all

On the panel of each show, we have three authorities on each subject, so they have to be compelling and convincing. It’s an exercise in thinking. Why go into issues like climate change and vaccinations? I’m not joking you. Over the course of 13 episodes, Netflix’s   Bill Nye Saves the World sees the popular mechanical engineer dedicate a half-hour to subjects deemed particularly controversial in today’s world, be it climate change, video game addiction, and anti-vaxxers. It’s not in anybody’s best interest. Also Karlie Kloss. You don’t want machines that will kill you. The Science Guy show, made 22 years ago, is being viewed by more kids than it ever has been. Each show does have a point of view. BILL NYE: Artificial intelligence has come a long way. You’ve crystallized my thoughts. The other thing is if you want to get into science, really, make sure you learn algebra. In other words, we want everybody to learn to evaluate whether or not somebody knows what he or she is talking about. In the first of the three in the series, maybe we’ll get renewed for dozens, the characters work on clean water, the second they work on renewable reliable electricity, and in the third, they’re going to work on using space assets to provide Internet access to remote people in the Amazon. It’s crazy. What about your correspondents? There’s three things we want for everybody in the world: clean water, renewably produced reliable electricity, and access to the Internet — or whatever the future of electronic information is called. The business that we’re in is to get people to look at issues in society from a scientific point of view. In his world, Derek Muller is a famous guy on his Veritasium website. These are young people in their early 20s who are professional elementary, middle, and high school teachers. We found them. That is to say, it’s not obvious that algebra causes you to pursue a career in a technical field. Everybody thinks that’s cool, and a lot of people think it’s scary and apocalyptic. But Bill Nye Saves the World is intended for people who want to think more deeply about subjects that don’t have a clear-cut yes or no. I’ve met many teachers who grew up watching The Science Guy show who are now using it in their classes. People are still watching it in elementary school. We did a show in 1997 about computers, but now, we have artificial intelligence where computers are able to learn, and systems that learn, and as far as anybody can assess and can make decisions in a way a sentient being can. But before those arrive, none other than   the Science Guy himself, Bill Nye, has a new mission: saving the world. Thanks to Netflix, Ms. Eddy Chen/Netflix
Was there guest in particular who you were excited to have on the show? On the show, you’re delving into a lot of topics that are controversial. Because he tends to explore the science of food on   his show. Algebra is probably the single most reliable indicator of whether or not a person pursues a career in science. Everywhere you look, it would seem like another facet of ’90s educational programming is making a comeback. Like being an anti-vaxxer, nowadays, is bad. What are some of the things you have to consider when trying to inform people about science in order to save the world? Watch my show! Our claim, in nerd fashion, is that a reasonable and good thing to do is to look at the world from a scientific standpoint. It’s all part of one giant master plan. It’s not clear whether or not it’s cause and effect. But it is generally believed that being able to think abstractly about numbers enables you to think abstractly about all sorts of things. That’s the point. Where do you fall on that? So people are still watching the old show. Frizzle will soon be revving   The Magic School Bus   into gear, while   Carmen Sandiego   is set to remain elusive as ever. We always say in science education especially, you want to show, then tell. How did you go about finding them? I was in Britain about a month ago, and all the school kids in Britain are watching it. Your last show got a lot of kids into science and excited about it. You want to show it. Nazeem Hussain is just a funny guy, and Joanna Hausman I think is brilliant. Any TV show has to be entertaining first. Emily Calandrelli has her own Fox kids show. Tell me about your book, Jack and the Geniuses. Whatever else you do is good, but to make it entertaining you can’t beat being funny — or being funny on purpose. What advice would you have for people now, who are excited about science and want to get into the field? You want machines that save you time, effort, and energy. We went looking for people who had experience on camera, who were funny nerdy, and are interested in science. Exactly. I’m very proud of it. The quality of evidence for most of us depends on stories, and the stories have to be told by authorities, people whom we believe to be authorities. She’s the real deal. Pretending that climate change isn’t happening for a short-term benefit for your family is wrong. She’s great. What do you think you have to consider when trying to do that for today’s generation of kids? ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: There have been a lot of scientific developments since you last had a show in 1998. You don’t want it to be just telling, and telling, take my word for it. The answer is clearly without question: It depends. That was really fun. That’s my advice. The show is called Bill Nye Saves the World. With the show hitting Netflix today, EW caught up with Nye to discuss his new show, why albegra is important, and of course, just how we can save the world. Show Full Article Bill Nye Saves the World is currently available for streaming on Netflix. This will enable even rural communities to get educational resources to girls and women which will ultimately slow the rate of growth of human population to provide more resources for everyone. Was there anything you were particularly excited to tackle for an audience? What we want is for the viewers to develop the critical thinking skills to evaluate the evidence presented by the person who would be the authority. Binge! You know she made her reputation as a terrific model, and she did a fine job. It was cool to meet Alton Brown. How do you think comedy can help make science more accessible? That’s so cool. You can also preorder   Jack and the Geniuses   here. It still freaks me out a little.