From 1993 through 1998 and beyond, Bill Nye has been The Science Guy, inspiring many to pursue careers in science and technology. Bill Nye's fans who are now parents share the program with their children, reaching yet another generation.
With more than 13 million "likes," I F---ing Love Science is the big winner among Facebook pages devoted to science and science communicators. And it would probably be very popular even without the "F" bomb. Or would it?
Every time we appreciate science, whether it's being debated or moved forward with research, we should remember that we owe a great deal to this ancient philosopher, who opened up a new way in which to see the world.