It’s 2017, and we really have to March for Science?

It’s 2017, and apparently we have to have a ‘March for Science.’ In 2017. I thought we had validated science back in the 1600s, when people like Copernicus and Galileo were making their discoveries.

The ‘science deniers,’ I should note, don’t mind taking advantage of the benefits of science. They use the Internet, and take anti-biotics, and go in for robot-assisted surgeries. It’s just when scientific conclusions (climate change, for example) conflict with their desires (more fossil fuels!) that they get all anti-science on us.

And for the people who think that the Earth was created 6000 years ago because that’s what it says in the Bible I ask, have you ever heard of the term ‘creation myth?’ Not everything was intended to be taken literally.

I’m tempted to go into Boston and march for science with the others who will be there. But I think I’ll skip it. I did the million women march with my sister and niece and friends, and that was a lot of fun. Felt energised. But on this dank rainy day, to have to march for the proposition that science is something which should be part of the consideration of public policy, or that science research should receive a federal funding assist? I don’t know, that feels like that should be beyond debate.

About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.
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