Airbrushing science to suit a fashionable ideological agenda. What do you call that?
It makes my head hurt.
The “nature rights” movement is on a roll.
Our friends at The Stream were kind enough to adapt some of what I’ve written here on Bill Nye, Oskar Schindler, and the notion of “extra people.”
Last night I watched Schindler’s List on Netflix and was startled by a contrast with what I had been watching, just the day before, the same place.
“So, should we have policies that penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world?”
“It’s evolution, ain’t nothin’ new. There’s nothing taboo about a sex stew.”
“Take the Women’s March on Washington, slash its attendance, [and] throw in Bill Nye ‘the science guy.'”
Marches are usually held to defend something that’s in peril. Does anyone really think big science is in danger?
The March for Science, in this perspective, is really a March for Public Passivity.