Scientific Monday


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Tens of thousands of science supporters streamed through a steady rain to rally at the foot of the Washington Monument Saturday to demonstrate their support for policies grounded in science, including climate change action.

As they stood in long lines to pass through security gates onto the grassy mall just south of the White House, the demonstrators talked about deep discomfort with the policies of the Trump administration.

They said they were alarmed not only by the administration’s overt denial of mainstream climate science, but by what they saw as a disrespect for the fundamental values of science and its contribution to society.

The marchers came from practically every branch of science, from the most familiar to the most obscure.

The March for Science, which attracted support from many of the nation’s most prestigious institutions, occurred on Earth Day and kicks off a week of teach-ins, demonstrations and other grassroots activism culminating in the People’s Climate March on April 29, which is expected to draw even bigger crowds.



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17 Responses to Scientific Monday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Paul Krugman is in good form today.

    Zombies never die.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Stick walk to the Hillside Cafe in 14 minutes. A bumblebee in my backyard. Sun after rain.


    • David B. Benson says:

      A total of 51 minutes out to the east end of Grimes Way. A variety of solitary birds along the way.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Directly back to Sloan for a total of 95 minutes so far today.


      • David B. Benson says:

        Going back up Grimes Way there were some pairs of birds of different species and a small flock of chickadee sized birds with black and white head stripes.

        Now home after a sum of 108 minutes of stick walking today.

        Day 2: 54+108=162 minutes, already over the recommended weekly minimum.


  3. Den says:

    Krugman: “Still, Donald Trump was supposed to be different. Guess what: he isn’t.”

    I beg to differ there, I would describe him as ‘dangerously different’ to the extreme.


  4. Den says:

    As the doofus factor increases among the voting public the best liars will win more elections.


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Sometimes something good happens when the Prince of Serendip visits:


    • Den says:

      Keep the bugs out of it, they could endanger our whole plastic infested World, and further piss off the already weakened bees.

      Their gut juice might prove useful however if synthesized carefully.


  6. Den says:

    Do not sit on the LLama!


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