Pulling this over from Facebook...
Comment number one: Where'd they even find Bill Nye!?! Didn't he fall off the planet about 10 years ago. I still remember his very first appearance on Almost Live! in Seattle when I was a wee lad, his very beginning. That may have been when it was still an hour long in the morning and still had the original host, Ross something or other, before it moved to the 11:30 PM Saturday slot and became a half hour sketch comedy show.
Comment number two: Does stuff like this even surprise us any more?
From the piece:
The lesser light, he pointed out, is not a light at all, but only a reflector.
At this point, several people in the audience stormed out in fury. One woman yelled "We believe in God!" and left with three children, thus ensuring that people across America would read about the incident and conclude that Waco is as nutty as they'd always suspected.
I suspect that the outrage came less from the comment that the moon reflects the sun's light than from the fact that he questioned the validity of scripture, period. Not so much what he said but how he said it.