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How the March for Science Can Hurt Science

I think the March for Science is a very bad idea for the simple reason that the March is likely to politicize science to a dangerous degree. Robert S. Young, a professor of coastal geology, wrote an essay for the … Continue reading

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Is the March for Science “Non-partisan” Stance Dishonest?

It looks like the “non-partisan” March for Science could very well provide some interesting material over the next few weeks.  Let’s start with this report: Hundreds of science supporters gathered here in Copley Square this afternoon at a rally coinciding … Continue reading

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Transactivist Denies Biology

Anytime I hear a social justice activist preach their ideology, a simple question comes to mind – “Where does this all end?” Here’s a nice example, where a transgender activist argues that trans-women are NOT biologically male.  Y’see, the biological … Continue reading

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March for Post-Modern Science

The March for Science apparently comes with its own particular version of the philosophy of science.  This can be clearly seen when Jerry Coyne’s views of science are contrasted with other March supporters (and the March itself). First, Coyne tells … Continue reading

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The Original March For Science Symbol

Here’s what the original March for Science symbol looked like (HT: Dhay): The web page used to say: Isn’t science apolitical? Yes. Scientists, however are not. The march is non-partisan, however it is intended to have an impact on policy … Continue reading

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March for Science: The Extreme Left’s Trojan Horse?

On the March For Science page, we currently read: Science is not a field that should be understood only by a small few — every person, from every background, deserves an education that encourages scientific learning alongside the arts and … Continue reading

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Should Political Moderates Be Blamed for Political Extremism?

I see that Jerry Coyne has criticized Katherine Cross’s call for violence.  Good for him. I wonder if Coyne now recognizes the errors in Sam Harris’s arguments against religious moderates.  According to Harris, religious moderates are just as bad as … Continue reading

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March for Social Justice Science

Check out this tweet from the March For Science activists: colonization, racism, immigration, native rights, sexism, ableism, queer-, trans-, intersex-phobia, & econ justice are scientific issues ✊🏾🌈 — March for Science (@ScienceMarchDC) January 29, 2017 Also: At the March for … Continue reading

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The Postmodern Land of Oz

William Briggs has an interesting essay entitled, “When Marriage Can Be Anything, Marriage Can Be Anything.” He begins as follows: It is only irrational animus, bigotry, and hatred that causes some to deny that human beings and fairground rides cannot … Continue reading

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Politicizing Science

Over at his blog, atheist actvist Hemant Mehta posted the following: For the past few years, a member of Congress has introduced a resolution in the House to honor Charles Darwin on his birthday. Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) did it … Continue reading

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