There are no stupid questions.
Tyson took to Twitter on Tuesday, arguing that the phrase "meteoric rise" doesn't make much sense. Hours later, his pal Nye gave him a poke:
@neiltyson Meteors create streaks in skies. From the ground, meteors often look like they're leaving Earth. "Makes no sense" bit of an exag.
— Bill Nye (@BillNye) April 15, 2015
Inspired by that burn, The Daily Dot reached into the archives in search of other Nye-Tyson disputes and came up with this exchange about the nature of consciousness:
Take the brain out of it, though, and Tyson is pretty sure he has the brawn to take Nye in a cage match.
"I outweigh him by probably 100 pounds," Tyson explained to Business Insider. "In your classic ... cage match, I really don't think he stands a chance."
Here's a picture of what that might look like: