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When I posted originally about the issues I want to focus on in my #Resistance I noted that climate change fell just a bit below the cut-off threshold. That was mostly because I feel we need an open and informed news and cultural debate in order for people to understand and advance the work on refugee and LGBTQ issues I care most about. Needing to help with that work in order to do the work on my top two issues meant I felt full up.

So work to preserve net neutrality obviously falls above this line. But so in general does work on free speech, freedom to assemble, and freedom to promulgate the truth. That includes the need to advance and improve scientific understanding. Neil deGrasse Tyson goes farther, as the subject pull quote says. He argues that while it's fine for everyone to have an opinion - indeed, it's our Constitution-granted right - when those in power deny scientific evidence, when they speak anti-science, and when they fail to realize that cutting off scientific research means handing the future of our society to someone else, that's an existential threat.

Bring on the stupid...

Date: 2017-05-21 09:23 pm (UTC)
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This whole regime is so frustrating!
How can knowing less help anyone?
Can doing less reseach improve anything?

"Let's invent less, study less and know less. That will make 'merikuh great again."

I know. Preaching to the choir.
Writing to my congress critic on an almost daily basis.


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