Bill Nye “the Science Guy” summed up why it’s important for the future of humanity that women and girls have access to education and birth control.
The popular scientist appeared Sunday on “Star Talk,” hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice, along with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors.
Musk told the group that he decided in college that he wanted to work toward a better future for humanity, so he came up with a list of things that he felt would be important later.
“There were really five things, three of which would be interesting to be involved in,” Musk said. “The three that I thought would definitely be positive were the Internet, sustainable energy – both production and consumption – and space exploration – more specifically the extension of life beyond earth on a permanent basis.”
Musk said he also believes artificial intelligence and “rewriting human genetics” will also be important to humanity’s future, but he’s dubious of their benefits.
“It’s a pretty cool list,” Nye agreed. “I would’ve included educating women and girls, raising the standard of living of women and girls so that the human population of the world will slowly become more manageable.”
Nice said he agreed that better-educated women had fewer children.
“That’s it,” Nye said. “The ones that they have are more loved and better cared for.”
Nice said society benefits from women who are educated and have some control over their reproductive health.
“With mom being a happier healthier person, more educated, end up with better educated kids, (we) end up with a better world,” Nice said.
“Just like that,” Nye agreed. “Furthermore, the woman has a better quality of life. She has a better job, she’s happier, which just makes everybody happy.”
‘Trumpster’ berated by store workers for wearing mask over his eyes — he responds by calling them ‘sheep’
A man in Utah this week was caught on camera wearing a face mask over his eyes at a local grocery store, only to get berated by several angry employees who eventually had him removed.
Local news station Fox 13 Now reports that that the man walked into a Smith's grocery store in Cedar City, Utah wearing a mask over his eyes in an act of defiance of the store's face mask policy.
The video shows employees walking up to the man and asking him why he wasn't following signs that said all customers have to wear masks while shopping.
WATCH: Portland police in riot gear deploy teargas and then slash tires of medical van
Law enforcement officer in Portland, Oregon were seen on video slashing the tires of a medical support vehicle.
According to reports from the scene, the van was providing medical support to anyone inured in the ongoing protests. The vehicle was said to have been repurposed from Timbers Army, a fan group backing a local soccer team.
"Just witnessed PPB riot police stab the wheels out of a medic van as it tried to drive away in accordance with their orders," one photographer noted on Twitter.
Video shared on social media shows riot police using tear gas to clear a street where the vehicle was parked. Before the vehicle can leave, an officer jabs a knife-like object into the tires.
Trump adviser Larry Kudlow: ‘We don’t want to have’ voting rights protections get through Congress
On CNBC News Thursday, President Donald Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that the administration does not want protection of voting rights to pass as part of the coronavirus stimulus package.
"So much of the Democratic asks are really liberal left wishlists we don't want to have," said Kudlow. "Voting rights, and aid to aliens, and so forth. That's not our game."
Talks between Congress and the White House are currently at an impasse. The administration is refusing to support outlays greater than $1 trillion, and the president has explicitly demanded there be no funding for the Postal Service, to keep voting by mail as difficult as possible.