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Why Did Scientists March for Science?

Apr. 23, 2017 4:09 am
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Scientists March for Science

Yesterday, April 22, 2017 scientists marched for science.

At rallies in capital cities across the world they took to the streets to support evidence-based policy and reject policy-based evidence.

And it was a remarkable event.

Because this kind of thing does not happen in science.

From time to time, individual scientists - Linus Pauling, Albert Einstein, Carl Sagan - have raised their heads above the parapet in support of individual causes.

But a rally?

Things have to be pretty bad for scientists to take to the streets.

So why did scientists take to the streets?

It's not about the money.

It's not about any single issue - such as global warming or the teaching of evolution in schools.

It's about something much more important to scientists.

It's about truth.

Yesterday's rallies were about the rejection of evidence-based policy, the rise of 'alternative' facts, the rejection of objective thinking, and the abandoning of rational and informed opinion.

'Don't confuse me with the facts'

Recent political attacks upon science have struck at the core beliefs of the scientist.

Beliefs in the importance of data, knowledge, and rational and objective thinking.

'Politicians have attacked the very DNA of the scientist'

Scientists took to the streets in the defence of reason.

 
Mike Sutton
April 23, 2017 at 4:41 am
Hypocrisy in Science: March in Shame Darwinites

The fact is that the top scientists in the world today and of yesterday and their silly royal clubs choose and chose when it suits them to deny - by the sly old English public school system silent treatment - disconfirming facts for their own crafty political, self-serving Darwin Industry, worshipful, establishment entrenched bias about science. Were that no so, the truth of Darwin's lies about who he knew read Patrick Matthew's prior publication of the acknowledged first, full and complete theory of macroevolution by natural selection, which he replicated without citing Matthew would be celebrated as a breakthrough for the truth on origination, discovery and proven influence in science.

Read the new, originally discovered independently verifiable 100% proven facts that scientists are remaining slyly silent on (and some are even lying about (see the newspaper stories here) to fact-deny they even exist) - because the facts make them look personally stupid HERE and HERE..

I despise the sly and self-serving politicisation of science by both politicians and scientists. We all should. But many influential scientists and their toadying credulous acolytes choose to cherry pick to ignore the disconfirming evidence for the political independence of the so called "institution of science". They march in the juices of their own hypocritical shamelessness. History will judge them accordingly. It always does.

Mike Sutton
April 23, 2017 at 5:39 am

By way of another example, if the highest of our so-called "establishment" institutions of science and their esteemed and celebrated members are not corrupted by sly-self serving "all about the money" politics why has the Royal Society not stood up for an honest scientist with integrity and condemned the Royal Household for its dreadful political treatment of Professor Edzard Ernst for speaking out on the independently verifiable facts (truth) about Prince Charles, his company "Originals", "detox" quack cures and the promotion of moneymaking dangerous homeopathic quack cures? FACTS, also given the political sly silent treatment by the Royal Society HERE.

Members of the Royal Society who march for science march in the juices of their own personal cowardice and hypocrisy and that of their esteemed royal club.

 

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