Here’s a wonderful look at how Bill Nye became “The Science Guy”. I love science and people like Bill, Don Herbert (“Mr. Wizard“) and Paul Zaloom (“Beakman’s World“) are much of the reason why. They nutured that love early on and then handed me off gently to the likes of Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov.
These guys don’t just teach science, they transmit it, like a glorious infection. You can tell that, even if nobody was watching, they’d still be out there, on some street corner, talking about how gravity works. Just because it’s so damn cool that they can’t keep it to themselves.