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Who Would Win in a Fight?

By Steve Brian, August 21, 2019

Bill Nye the Science Guy or Mr. Wizard?

My money’s on Bill Nye — not entirely because Mr. Wizard shuffled off this mortal coil a while ago. But pound for pound, Nye’s science has the better kung fu. While Mr. Wizard was the king of the hill for a long time, even in his science prime, Bill Nye has the advantage of the future in his corner. He benefits from advances that Mr. Wizard could never have had. Wizard’s punching analog in a digital world. So Nye moves on to the next round.

How about Beakman from Beakman’s World versus Sid the Science Kid?

This one gets a little harder to call. On the one hand, like Bill Nye, Sid the Science Kid is more recent and so can call upon a science more evolved than Beakman’s by a decade or more. But he is after all, a kid. And an animated one at that. Not to say that Beakman wasn’t pretty animated himself, but more in a full-of-character, hyper-expressive way—Sid’s a cartoon! So being imaginary does tend to weight these scales against him. But then again, on the other, other hand, Beakman was a fictional character too. Though played by a real human—he was an actor, so who knows how potent his science actually was.

This one’s a draw—mostly because whoever might win this semi-final match is still an imaginary character going head-to-head with a very real Bill Nye, himself an actual science guy.

So Bill Nye the Science Guy takes the top-spot of this un-scientific grudge match—this Thunderdome of TV Science supremacy.

For local fun scientists, try Mad Science for some experimental infotainment.


Steve Brian


Steve has made his career based on the concept that “service comes first.” He has helped clients buy and sell homes on both sides of the river and has a strong understanding of what it takes to negotiate in a way that allows his clients to feel that their best interests are always at the forefront of the negotiation table. He has worked with first time buyers, upsizers, downsizers and investors alike, priding himself on being able to provide well-informed advice based on the current market and leaving the final decisions up to his clients! After moving to Portland in 2002, Steve bounced around different neighborhoods on the Eastside of Portland and grew a love for straight shots of espresso. He has now planted roots with his family in the Terra Linda neighborhood of NW Portland and is a sucker for a delicious beer on a hot, summer day from one of the many local breweries in Portland. When he’s not wearing his “Steve the Realtor” hat, he likes to spend time with his wife and two boys, taking trips to OMSI, The Zoo, or just putting on some mud boots and finding trails to explore. "Service Comes First!"
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