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    The March for Science

    How do you make a movement out of a method? Why not a March for Double Entry Bookkeeping? I'll bet that would inspire the masses to make this a better world.

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    It's sad that enough people reject the method, or at least the results that method comes up with, to make the attempt to create such a movement necessary.

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    What march?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Is this really a "celebration of science" or just the usual suspects marching under a different flag? I have to admit that I'm as suspicious of people claiming to speak for "science" or "truth" in political discourse as I am of those claiming to speak for God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    How do you make a movement out of a method? Why not a March for Double Entry Bookkeeping? I'll bet that would inspire the masses to make this a better world.
    Censor it. Vilify it. Cut funding for it. Push "alternative facts" as a viable method.

    There won't be a "march" per se here in Boston (it will just be on the Commons, but many groups coming are having their own marches).

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    Quote Originally Posted by creaker View Post
    Censor it. Vilify it. Cut funding for it. Push "alternative facts" as a viable method.

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    Push for non-scientific ideas like creationism to be taught in science classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Push for non-scientific ideas like creationism to be taught in science classes.
    I realize stupid things like that happen in some times and places, but does establishing "Science" as yet another victim group really advance its cause?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I realize stupid things like that happen in some times and places, but does establishing "Science" as yet another victim group really advance its cause?
    Is there a different solution to that problem that you think would be more effective?

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    If nobody supports science in whatever way works best for them, people in power feel free to dismiss scientific findings as "fake news" and continue with bu$ine$$ as usual. If they know we care and are watching their actions--at least they'll be more circumspect, I guess. I don't always agree with (especially industry-supported) science, because money often leads to corruption, but it's the best tool we have, and a day to celebrate it is more than justified, in my view.

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