Continuing the discussion from Science and Philosophy:
Conversation on another thread brought to mind an infamous video by Bill Nye the Science Guy, where he dismisses the whole field of philosophy. This the sort of nonsense that get’s people defensive about scientists being dismissive of philosophers and philosophy in general.
One important observation. Bill Nye is not actually scientist. He is an actor that plays a scientist on TV. Do not blame scientists in general for his absurd ramblings on philosophy. I wonder if he is doing a public performance of loyalty to science, and feels the need to disparage “non-scientific” things, which leads him into this mess.
Here is a response in more detail to his ramblings: