Higgins acknowledged the vitriol that often springs up when discussing things like climate change, GMOs and vaccines, but said she hoped the event would help people have a conversation about science "without drawing battle lines".
All of these actions ignore that scientific research is a necessary government-backed activity.
The organizers are encouraging scientists to wear their work clothes-scrubs, lab coats, field gear, safety glasses, etc. Advocating for any science is defending all sciences as well as the scientific process, Monn said.
As I approach the end of my career, I am very concerned about what I see going on in my country regarding the rejection of scientific evidence in favor of dogma on important issues such as climate change, legal forensics, vaccines and genetically modified organisms.
What's your response to critics who might say this is more about self-preservation, scientists anxious about protecting their own funding?
The op-ed you're talking about was written by a scientist named Robert Young and he made the argument that this could raise concerns about scientists losing credibility by injecting themselves into a political debate.
Many scientists say when the ability to carry out their work is threatened, the time to stand on the sidelines is over.
"President Trump's proposed travel ban as well as the rising anti-immigrant rhetoric increasingly keeps global scientists from wanting to collaborate with US scientists and some have called for boycotting USA conferences", Leuenberger explained. Jerry Coyne, an evolutionary biologist with the University of Chicago told The Stream, "at best the march is effective, at worst it harms the reputation of scientists and we are seen as a bunch of idealogues". For instance, only four percent of the world's engineering degrees are earned in the USA, as opposed to 56 percent in Asia and 17 percent in Europe.
The executive order puts American jobs above addressing climate change. He and many other critics argue that the march will alienate scientists from politicians and that it is risky to portray scientists as an interest group.
"I got this middle-of-the-night call from Rush, and it was kind of like being called into the principal's office", Berman says. Because of politics we are having an argument about whether or not it is raining rather than why it is raining. "In a few days, the March for Science will be over".
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The march is seen by worldwide organisers as "a global effort to push back against a political climate that has become increasingly hostile toward sound, evidence-based science and its value to society". For example, Professor LeRoy Westerling of UC Merced's Sierra Nevada Research Institute is to cover climate change in Yosemite, and analyst Liz van Wagtendonk is to speak on "Our Sierra Nevada Forests, a View From Above".
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