Bill Nye the Science Guy gets ready for an interview at the March for Science event in Washington, Saturday, April 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

Bill Nye vs. Bill Nye: Did the ‘Science Guy’ Once Preach That Human Life Begins at Conception?

Bill Nye has undergone quite the ideological evolution since his”Science Guy” days. Once a quirky, lighthearted kids show host, Nye is more known today for his liberal politics and for his controversial new Netflix show that includes adult language and themes.

In light of this late career change, critics have begun addressing some key issues on which they believe Nye has seemingly backtracked or changed his rhetoric. Among the purported flip-flops? The origins of human life.

“If you’re going to say when an egg is fertilized it … has the same rights as an individual, then whom are you going to sue, whom are you going to imprison?” Nye asked in a 2015 Big Think video about abortion. “Every woman whose had a fertilized egg pass through her? Every guy whose sperm has fertilized an egg and then it didn’t become a human? Have all these people failed you?”

Nye went on to say that some critics’ push-back on the life issue is “just a reflection of a deep scientific lack of understanding.” Watch his remarks below:

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