Today was a day for organized marches and events in support of science across America and the world. Think about that for a second. People feel the need to organize marches in support of science in 21st Century America.
One individual in Warrensburg noted that activists in Kansas City, Columbia, or St. Louis hadn’t scheduled events for May 4th through a national organing site (that’s okay – as long as they’re doing something, somewhere, sometime) and decided to sponsor an educational event at the local public library. From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. today a small group of individuals listened to presentations on science and local science education activities, conversed, and planned for participating in future activities.
At 1:00 p.m. the group marched (walked, really) the short distance to the Johnson County Courthouse. It was a beautiful day.
On t-shirts and bumper stickers everywhere:
“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
Make it so.