William Sanford Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American mechanical engineer, science communicator, and television presenter. For a man with such a title, he’s broken down the science of race into its simplest form for the world to digest.
The scientist and popular personality has taken his work to the world of TikTok, blowing minds around the world with his discoveries, inventions, research and generally impressive level of intelligence.
In a recent video, Nye breaks down the science of skin colour and shows why racism is ridiculous to his 7.9 million followers.
In the short clip, Bill Nye the Science Guy refers to a somewhat childish map (it’s that simple) to explain how the difference in skin colour comes down to one simple thing: ultraviolet (UV) light.
Pronouncing “ultraviolet light” is about as complicated as the science gets. The rest comes down to UV exposure and human beings living at different distances from the equator. Other than that, we’re all the same species — human beings!
“We’re all one species but we’re not treating each other fairly,” he says.
Watch Bill Nye break it down here:
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Since sharing, the clip has gone viral. LADbible, which sports 11.4 million Instagram followers, shared the video, too.
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