Dixie Darr

I Am Not A Scientist

In Learning on April 21, 2017 at 10:32 am

Throughout college, I avoided all the natural sciences, choosing instead to focus on social sciences and the arts. Luckily, the University of Colorado accepted some psychology courses to fulfill the science requirement for my bachelor’s degree. I ended up having to take a one-hour nuclear physics course for non-science majors and discovered too late that I probably would have liked physics. Maybe in another lifetime.

So, no, I’m not a scientist, but I’m not stupid either.

Why, in 2017, does my church need to hang a banner proclaiming “Science is Real”?

For the record, “science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.” What we have now is an administration, a whole political party, that rejects science because they don’t like the conclusions (knowledge) scientists produce. They seem to think that ignoring it or stopping funding or lying about it will make it go away. Censorship and cutting science off at the knees will not make America great again.

Scientists are by definition seekers of truth.

Tomorrow hundreds of thousands of people all over the world will march to celebrate science and the real role that science plays in each of our lives.

The website for the March for Science states,We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.”

There is no Planet B.

Join the March For Science if you can. If not, send those cards, letters, and emails, or make a phone call. Fly a banner. Buy a t-shirt. Do what you can because you’re not stupid either.

Science not silence.

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