I’m virtually marching for science because a recent study found contaminants in 30 Tennessee water systems (Environmental Working Group, 2017), and communities in Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahama, Puerto Rico, West Virginia, and elsewhere don’t have regular access to clean water.
I am on a virtual walk towards a world where we all honor the place in which we live. Its people and creatures, soil, air, water, and atmosphere. With great well we can heal.
Although our march was cancelled, I still march in spirit. Science is the foundation of society and we must continue to evolve. Ignorance is NOT bliss, it is dangerous. Let’s allow the facts to lead us to a better tomorrow!
I am a full supporter of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. I have a degree in psychology, a social science. While the social sciences aren’t quite the most attention getting fields, they do produce results that aid society. From research in autism to educational studies about language acquisition in children to memory in humans, the social sciences have benefited society in many ways that are invisible. Like other fields of science, all of humanity has been gifted with knowledge that helps people in need, improve society, and make life a bit more comfortable.
Those that will place profits over peoples, ideology over the truth, and hate over love have muddied the public discourse and mislead those not trained in modern science. To take America a better place, we need to protect the truth, spread it to others, and help them understand the wonders science has discovered. After all, astronauts are cooler than cowboys.
Support STEM, support America, and support humanity.