Here’s an excellent article from Clay Routledge, a Professor of Psychology at North Dakota State University.
Many social scientists are excited about and poised to participate in the upcoming March for Science, which is being described by the organizers as a “celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community.” I realize that this will be a controversial position, but I believe the best way social scientists can contribute to the March for Science is to quietly sit this one out. I am very much pro-science and share some of the concerns people have about cultural and political threats to science. That being said, in my opinion, the social sciences are currently too compromised to help the cause. Even those who have the best intentions risk doing more harm than good.
Why is that?
For one, there is very little political and ideological diversity in the social sciences. It is true that many academic fields lean left, but this especially the case within the social sciences. Check out Heterodox Academy for details. In many social science departments it is easier to find a Marxist than a Republican. In fact, it is quite common for social sciences departments to have no Republicans at all.
Routledge has much more to say and it gets even better. It is well worth your time to read his essay.
My favorite sentence is this:
The truth is, some social scientists, though certainly not all of them, and many social activists and journalists have weaponized the social sciences for ideological warfare.
Indeed. And given the clear and obvious post-modern elements of the March for Science, I think it worth serious consideration that the March for Science itself is an attempt to weaponize science for ideological warfare.