“What do we want? Science! Then next question is, when do we want it? After peer review!” Protesters in tech central call for political options stand on facts and figures, not estimation and views.
Thousands of scientists and science followers took to the streets Saturday for the March for Science, standing up for a rational framework that’s done the whole thing from calculating the age of the universe to let you send a text note to your friend.
Speeches and protest marching took place across the US — in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago — and in different places crosswise the world, in cities counting Paris, London and Sydney.
Organizers of the authoritatively titled March for Science were cautious to bill the event as unbiased, but several marchers clearly had President Donald Trump and his regulation’s priorities in mind. At the march in San Jose, California, one chant went, “hey hey, Ho ho, don’t defund the EPA,” an indication to a huge budget cut projected for the nation’s Environmental Protection Agency.
The Trump administration also has been frankly skeptical of the scientific and methodical consensus about atmosphere transformation, climate changing, and global warming.
On Earth Day, Trump act in response to the marches, giving a statement: “Rigorous science is serious to my administration’s efforts to accomplish the twin goals of economic growth and environmental protection.”
Marchers manifestly considered technology and the scientific method is under attack. But they quarreled that in the long run, truth wins out over unsupported opinions. At the San Jose march, one quotation from astrophysicist and Cosmos TV show host Neil DeGrasse Tyson demonstrated popular on signs and T-shirts: “The excellent thing about the discipline of science is that it is correct whether or not you believe in it.”
At the Silicon Valley March for Science, there were a lot of sign boards popped up and one of them said, “This sign is flat — the Earth is not!” Urging people not to lose ground to an outdated world view science facilitate overturn.
Science’s like magic but REAL said one sign.
And they embraced the ideologies of science, including the process of peer-review by which researchers inspect and authenticate research before it’s in print in journals. Such reviews, though not ideal, are keys to marking mistakes or even dishonesty and thus zeroing in on the truth and precision went one mantra at the San Jose march.