Bill Nye on what science knowledge is worth

Jenny Ament Sep 18, 2015
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Bill Nye on what science knowledge is worth

Jenny Ament Sep 18, 2015
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We saw numbers this week from the Pew Research Center that made us wish we’d paid closer attention in science class.

The Pew Research Center recently surveyed 3,278 adults in the U.S to find out how much we know, or don’t know, about science. You can take the interactive quiz here.

We at Marketplace Weekend conducted our own unofficial survey by taking a few of the questions in the quiz and randomly asking strangers on the streets of Downtown L.A. One of the questions:

Which kind of waves are used to make and receive cellphone calls?

Do you know the answer? Lizzie O’Leary talks about why this knowledge is important with Bill Nye. He’s a science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist and former mechanical engineer, best known as the host of the Disney/PBS children’s science show “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” 

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