Did Bill Nye get booed by a room full of Texans for saying that the moon reflected the Sun's light instead of coming from God? This is a well-known internet rumour. Is there any evidence proving/refuting it?
No. Understandable ? Sure.
Well maybe by one lady and there was a low murmur.
Looks like everything started with this article...
"The Science Guy is entertaining and provocative at MCC lecture"
The original article is behind a pay wall. A good facsimile might be here.
Dylan Otto Krider has a series of posts explaining how the whole thing went down.
From Krider's interview with Woods...
Skeptics take note...
Being from Texas...
I made this comment on the question shortly after it was posted...
Not all Texans are wackos*.
*The term "wacko" was coined in 1869 by Texan Billy Joe Sue "Sweets" Lufkin.
The original article is here. It is archived and unfortunately you have to subscribe to access the full article which you may want to do depending on how much you want to find out.
It does say in the brief description that he "ruffled a few religious feathers along the way" so it would be fair to believe that the moon comment was not the sole reason for the booing however it would be the most outrageous objectionable point (for them of course) to pick up on for a perplexing news article, and it would also contribute to the crowds reaction.