March for Science RI
***We will be meeting to begin the march on the statehouse lawn. Speaker program begins at 1pm. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early.
On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, scientists and science enthusiasts around the globe, including 394 sattilite marches in every major US city and 37 other countries, will gather and march in the name of science. Coming from the complete diversity of humanity, what unites us is the love of science, and an insatiable curiosity. We stand together to champion the exctensive enhancing effects of science everywhere, for the free exchange of scientific information benefitting everyone, and in protest of the censorship of publicly funded research.
March for Science is non-partisan. Science does not chose sides and cannot be used as a political tool whether by denying evidence or claiming facts that aren’t real. The time has come however, for the science community to stand up in defense of the credibility of truth and fight against the tide of disparaging science for political gain. We believe that political debate should be about what to do about the information science provides and not about whether the science is valid. That job should be left up to the scientific method and the peer review process. The greatest objective of March for Science is to persuade the public to demand our elected officials enact evidence based policies.
In order to accomplish this task, our aim is to raise awareness of how science works, why it is effective in sorting fiction from reality, and what scientists do to better the lives of everyone.
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