Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 2/22/13

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Former MLB player Jose Canseco (L) and actor Samuel L. Jackson arrive at the premiere of 'The Man' at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome on September 6, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Note to Jose Canseco: We’re laughing at you, not with you. A few days ago we brought you a string of tweets from the former roided-up baseball star, in which Canseco shared his theories on ancient gravity. We’ll spare you all the details, but over the course of eight tweets, Canseco claimed that gravity in the time of the dinosaurs must have been much weaker, since “muscles and ligaments” couldn’t support animals so large. Suffice it to say, Canseco’s theories have absolutely no scientific merit, and the increasingly public Bill Nye “The Science Guy” threw himself into the fray. In an email to The Huffington Post, Nye really doesn’t debunk Canseco so much as mock him. The former host of his eponymous science show’s nicest comment was probably that Canseco isn’t “especially fluent in physics.” However, he also says that apparently “we as a society have failed him completely with regard to the fundamentals of planetary science.” For his part, upon hearing the news of Nye’s disapproval, Canseco took back to Twitter. First he attacked Nye, calling him a head-in-the-sand skeptic and a bad dresser. Then (apparently upon re-reading the letter) for some reason Canseco made an about face, offering Nye a hug. Bill Nye @thescienceguy has not been relevant since the 90s #doesnotrecognizeancientgravity #headinthesandskeptic #arroganttwit #baddresser— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) February 20, 2013 hey Bill @thescienceguy just re-read your email to huffpost regarding my scientific theories and think I shouldnt have got so mad. hug for u— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) February 20, 2013 Photo of the Night The Brewers’ Darren Byrd makes a pretty good polar bear. Quote of the Night “Since I’ve been here, I haven’t seen any leadership.” –Jonathan Papelbon calling out his Phillies teammates Tweet of the Night What’s the Canadian equivalent? Tim Tebow cancels speech at First Baptist Church. Announces he will speak at more appropriate place for his abilities: Third Baptist Church.— William Klein (@WilliamMKlein) February 22, 2013 Video of the Night Just a reminder: LeBron James is human.
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