billnyeTV comic with no scientific degree claims Constitution requires Congress to believe in global warming

Bill Nye, a mechanical engineer and former standup comedian who once hosted a children’s TV show, tells a liberal website that members of Congress who do not believe in man-made global warming are violating the Constitution.

“I happen to think it’s unpatriotic,” Nye told the website Vox of members of Congress who disagree with his belief capitalist activity is heating up the entire planet.

“Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution says the government shall ‘promote the progress of science and useful arts,’” said Nye.

“So if you’re a politician looking to derail the progress of science, I think you’re not doing your job,” a rambling, Nye sputtered. “I want voters and taxpayers to recognize this. Do you really want to vote for somebody who doesn’t believe in the scientific method — and doesn’t believe that we defeated smallpox? Do you really want that person running your government?”

Nye could not name any member of Congress who believes smallpox vaccines don’t exist, or what that has to do with the Constitution.

Nye does not have a degree in climatology, meteorology or any other scientific field. Nye’s degree is in mechanical engineering.

He also does not understand the Constitution.

That clause, in full, reads, “To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.”

Nothing in the Constitution requires members of Congress to believe in specific theories.

Nye’s background is not in climate science, but in TV comedy. Nye started in standup comedy, winning a Steve Martin lookalike contest. He appeared on several local TV shows in Seattle before being cast as a scientist in the fictional children’s educational show Bill Nye The Science Guy.

Nye applied for astronaut training on numerous occasions, but was always rejected for his lack of educational credentials.

Or as Steve Martin’s character says in The Jerk, “My astronaut application form… I didn’t pass that though, I failed everything but the date of birth.”

Like Martin’s character, Navin R. Johnson, Nye does hold a patent…one for a kind of ballet shoe and another for using a bag of water as a magnifying glass.

And just like Johnson’s passionate attack on “cat juggling,” Nye is equally passionate in his beliefs on the cause of “made made global warming.”

But even Navin R. Johnson wouldn’t be dumb enough to claim the Constitution requires you to believe everything he says.