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March for science Protests

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by slysaint, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. slysaint

    slysaint Senior Member

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    These protests are taking place across the globe:
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    Organizers portrayed the march as political but not partisan, promoting the understanding of science as well as defending it from various attacks, including proposed U.S. government budget cuts under President Donald Trump, such as a 20 per cent slice of the National Institute of Health.

    Scientists involved in the march said they were anxious about political and public rejection of established science such as climate change and the safety of vaccine immunizations.

    “Scientists find it appalling that evidence has been crowded out by ideological assertions,” said Rush Holt, a former physicist and Democratic congressman who runs the American Association for the Advancement of Science."

    An example how some more obscure messages can get recognition:

    "Signs and banners readied for the Washington rally were peppered with anger, humour and obscure scientific references, such as a 7-year-old’s “No Taxation Without Taxonomy.” Taxonomy is the science of classifying animals, plants and other organisms."

    http://globalnews.ca/news/3397092/march-for-science/
    https://www.theguardian.com/science...e-uk-supporters-join-global-march-for-science

    Maybe in addition to Retract PACE - an additional message of
    SCIENCE NOT PSEUDOSCIENCE
    could be used in the #MM protests(?)..........if only they could get half the coverage this is getting.
     
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  2. keenly

    keenly

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    March for morons more like
     
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  3. Mel9

    Mel9 Senior Member

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    But science is our only hope -

    we need the scientists working on ME CFS to get continuing funding which fits in with the marchers' concerns I think?
     
  4. keenly

    keenly

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    But that is not the agenda for these people. The agenda is to quash anyone questioning the mainstream rhetoric.
     
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  5. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    I saved this first photo from a march for something several months ago:
    EBM.jpg

    This one came up for the March for Science:
    upload_2017-4-23_14-51-22.jpeg
     
  6. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    What leads you to suspect that? I have not been following the media on these marches.
     
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  7. temple88

    temple88

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    I attended the march in Birmingham, AL. My job is NIH funded so I was glad to be a part of it.
     
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  8. keenly

    keenly

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    The Earth is cooling, not warming for a start.
     
  9. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Then why is the ice melting and the ocean rising?
     
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  10. AndyPR

    AndyPR RIP PR :'(

    Hahahahaha :rofl::bang-head:

    From https://xkcd.com/1732/
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