Tuesday, 4 April 2017

science, not silence

Home to one of the largest concentration of experts in the world due to its proximity to the research facilities at CERN and other international institutions that support and promote the sciences, Geneva will be host to a protest rally on 22 April, Earth Day, with the scientific community marching against anti-science rhetoric and “alternative facts,” first gushed by Dear Leader’s majordomo in defence of views antithetical to reality.
With an inclusive message, the organisers are not calling the event a political one (despite the wanton disregard that some are broadcasting) but rather an opportunity for a course-correction in the spreading attitude that rejects science and objective authenticities and to leverage the reputation of learning—which is wholly non-partisan and a demonstration that we can all get behind.  The stakes are too high not to.