Did you go to one of the 600+ science marches across the globe? Here’s why the cause matters.
“We’ve arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.” –Carl Sagan
1.) Because understanding the mechanisms of biology, health, and disease are the keys to living longer, better, more successful lives.
2.) Because the high quality of life we enjoy today — computers, GPS, internet, televisions, etc. — are direct results of investing in science.
3.) Because clean air, safe drinking water, healthy food, and our world’s natural resources are valuable to us all.
4.) Because we don’t know it all, and scientific investigation is the best way to uncover the answers to our greatest intellectual mysteries.
5.) Because we want to know more about the origin of life, how the brain works, dark matter, the Big Bang and more.
6.) Because being wrong isn’t necessarily bad, but it’s disastrous if we fail to change our actions when new information becomes available.
7.) Because vaccinations save lives, humans are causing climate change, and the Earth is really, truly not flat.
8.) Because pursuing fundamental scientific truths is more valuable than selecting the evidence that supports our biases.
9.) Because humans are powerful and numerous enough to affect the entire planet, and we’re doing exactly that.
10.) And because scientists draw conclusions based on evidence, and the evidence is undeniable. That’s why we march.
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