Who would have thought that the time would come when hundreds of thousands of people all over the world would feel constrained, or provoked, to demonstrate in support of science? (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/22/evidence-not-arrogance-uk-supporters-join-global-march-for-science.) There was one in Stockholm, too, yesterday. Nerds in white coats and thick glasses, doctors, teachers; people who have generally been apolitical, until today. It shows how far the reaction against rational critical thought and expertise has gone. It really is scary. You know whom to blame.
I liked the pic of a young girl dressed in a Hogwarts uniform holding a banner which said: ‘Science is like magic, but real’. Hopefully she’s the future, after this new Dark Age has passed.
PS. A friend in Sydney has just sent me this, reporting on other witty pro-Science demos around the world: https://www.buzzfeed.com/tamerragriffin/march-for-science-signs?utm_term=.cpEzZoPNZ#.yoyY94Ey9. – Thanks, Chloe.