And no, I’m not kidding.
In probably the lamest feud of this decade, Jose Canseco and Bill Nye the Science Guy have exchanged words and arguments regarding — you guessed it — science.
It all started when Canseco got to thinking about gravity. Canseco stated that “ancient gravity” was weaker than our current gravity. Ya know, 2013 gravity; that good stuff:
Enter The Science Guy. In an email to the Huffington Post, Nye questions whether Canseco was joking, or rather if “society [has] failed him completely:”
His nickname in Major League Baseball was “The Chemist,” because he was so knowledgeable in the chemistry of performance enhancing drugs and making musculature go big. Reading his recent tweets about the remarkable size of the ancient dinosaurs … it doesn’t sound (read) as though he’s especially fluent in physics. This fills me with either joy or dismay depending on what social media messages he provides us with next. Either he’s in on the joke and is just throwing us all a curve ball with plenty of break, or we as a society have failed him completely with regard to the fundamentals of planetary science.
And, in one of Canseco’s more ironic tweets, “The Chemist” fires back at the Science Guy, telling him he has not been relevant since the 1990′s:
Yes, he also insulted Bill Nye by calling him a bad dresser.
But a little later, Canseco had a slight change of heart and offered up one of his signature hugs to the Science Guy: