In a recent viral YouTube video, pop-scientist Bill Nye denigrated the discipline of philosophy, stating that it never deviates from common sense, that it doubts the reality of sense experience, and that it engages in speculation about whether we might be part of an intergalactic ping pong match. But while we may listen to Bill Nye as he leads us through an experiment, we should ignore his misguided reflections in regard to the higher questions of life.