Finished Bill Nye’s Save the World on Netflix. The episodes about diet, space exploration, sex, vaccinations and designer babies were pretty fascinating. As I watched these episodes, I come to a realization that what Bill Nye is doing isn’t trying to “save the world” but is trying to make us think about the episode’s theme from a variety of viewpoints.
In each episode, there’s discussion about the non-traditional (for lack of a better word) way of thinking about the topic or exploration as to why the theme is benefiting people. He doesn’t try to force the audience to blindly accept the mainstream popular opinion but tries to get the audience think critically about each topic. This approach is admirable.