Stubbing your toe will hurt – that is a fact

First came the Women’s March. Now comes the March for Science. Given the ongoing protests sweeping the US, one might assume that scientists are organizing to voice their general disagreement with Donald Trump’s policies—or perhaps that they simply want to protect their grants and jobs from federal funding cuts. But what’s at stake is much…

via The March for Science isn’t partisan or anti-Trump—it’s pro-facts — Quartz

This article is about facts and the threat facing science in tRump’s America. Not ‘alternate facts’ but the kind that always hurt, no matter how much you may try to explain them away. One such fact is that the US became great because of its science. The only way to make it great again is to give science, and facts, the respect they deserve.

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About acflory

I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes... View all posts by acflory

12 responses to “Stubbing your toe will hurt – that is a fact

  • DawnGillDesigns

    He’s united lots of people, and – like Brexit with us, it seems that those who voted, based on the headline manifesto pledges are now understanding that these were filled with untruths and misleading information and are (finally!!) starting to do some research. And for me? Well, I have learned that I’ve been almost more cushioned since leaving regular work and doing most of my interaction online; because a) social media keeps linking me to like-minded articles, reinforcing my own beliefs and prejudices and b) I don’t get out much (which I love!), so don’t come across people with differing opinions in real life. As a result I am forcing myself to read a right wing paper whose research and sources I trust, just so I can be forewarned in future. I’ve only managed it once so far, but it’s a genuine intention!!

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  • dvberkom

    I’m sick to death of “alternative facts” and fake news and the Republicans and the Cheetoh. Their willful ignorance is breathtaking. I can hardly wait for 2018, and I know that many, many, many others feel the same.

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  • D. Wallace Peach

    Why did people vote for this psychopath?! The tide is turning against him, but yeesh, he’s only been in office a little over a week, and he’s already ripping apart the world. The US is going to need 50 years to recover from this man, if we ever do. And sadly, lot’s of people aren’t going to survive his 4 years. 4 years, ugh.

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    • acflory

      That’s a question that will be debated for decades, but I suspect desperation will be at the heart of it. History talks about the positives that came out of the original Industrial Revolution, but the fate of those who couldn’t adapt is barely a footnote. I think we’re seeing people, unable to adapt, clinging to any hope they can find, even when they /know/ it’s a lie. 😦

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  • davidprosser

    It won’t take long for the Nobel prizes to start drying up and America will be behind the world in it’s scientific knowledge. After all, you can’t teach a future scientist something you officially deny can you?
    xxx Hugs Galore xxx

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  • HonieBriggs

    And ruin a perfectly good pedicure!

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