Why does Bill Nye need to explain evolution using emoticons? I thought everybody who believed in evolution already understood it. What need was there to explain it in this manner? Whom is it teaching?
In fact, why is Bill Nye in the spotlight again at all? I heard his nonsense Carl Sagan-esque quote about "the universe observing itself" or something; Bill Nye is best known for being an entertaining goof in kids' science videos, why the new ageism? Why the disturbingly abrupt interest in pushing evolution?
You can't possibly call it a call to action, because evolution is already taught in schools as irrefutable fact, even though it actually isn't. (Do research!) Why is the mad scientist clown of yesteryear suddenly waving a banner of evolution in debates and videos everywhere?
What is the need?
Could it be something besides an interest in science?
Could it have something to do with the fact that he is one of the only people in the scientific community that is well-known and highly respected in mainstream/conventional audiences? In theory, that kind of person sounds like a perfect candidate for pushing an agenda.
Edit: I understand that this post is almost complete speculation and is not really based in fact like a lot of things I post, but I felt a need to share this anyway.