Looks like Bill Nye Saves the World has a 2nd season on Netflix now.
I’m amused by opening the season with a discourse on marijuana. Is this Nye’s effort to engage the Netflix audience to open a broader national dialog into marijuana? Nye approaches this subject from a scientific curiosity/inquiry viewpoint regarding the unknown effects of marijuana through the investigative reporting of groundbreaking Israeli scientific work into understanding the effects of marijuana. Since marijuana is a Schedule 1 drugs/substance in the US, little is known about the effects on humans since controlled research can’t be performed due to it’s drug classification. Using this scientific curiosity/inquiry approach is interesting to get the conversation started but ultimately the FDA/DEA will need to have one key question answered: Does marijuana usage lead to a “high potential for abuse”? Without satisfactorily answering this question, the FDA can’t possibly condone further experiments to fully understand marijuana effects on humans. Or can they?
Aside from marijuana, the other episodes also look to be interesting. From the quick synopsis of each episodes, there is one about cybersecurity, sleeping, and super resistant “superbugs.”