This past weekend there was a march in Washington, D.C., along with other marches around the world in support of science. We actually needed a march to support science. I still can’t wrap my head around that fact. The marches were in support of evidence, fact-based and peer-reviewed science. This is needed since the administration in Washington is against both science and peer-viewed research. Research needs to be peer-reviewed, since anyone could claim to be a scientist, publish a “study” and claim anything. We already can see that happening, so it needs to be stopped. Science is actually one subject that can be proved correct. Just because someone doesn’t like what is scientifically proven doesn’t mean that they have the ability to claim it is false.
For those people who think that we don’t need science, do you like using your technology? Phones, laptops, t.v., all are science-based. Should funding be cut, so will your technology. How about “cutting-edge” health care? All those new life-saving surgeries are based on science. Do you like your new medicines? Those too come from science. If funds are cut so will your health, since there will be less money spent on keeping you healthy. Science is life-saving. It affects all of us in every part of our lives. Support science, your life may very well depend on it.