The March for Science has a humble aim: restoring sanity | Dave Levitan

The science community – and reason – is facing an unprecedented attack. This march is about defending the place of evidence, method and rigor in our lives

When you join Saturday’s March for Science, in Washington, DC and in hundreds of other cities around the country and around the globe, consider that it is unique among demonstrations in this regard: instead of advocating one thing, or protesting another, participants will advocate an entire approach to life and society.

Yes, climate change is important. So is antibiotic resistance, Alzheimer’s disease research funding, epidemic preparedness – and all of the other reasons people are heading to the streets. But the point of this march is much more general: it is about defending the place evidence, method, rigor and empiricism has in our lives.

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