Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office

Go down

Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office Empty Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office

Post by Lurker on Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:12 pm

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/why-scientists-are-running-for-office


About 100 scientists met in Washington, DC Thursday to learn how to win an election.

Ahead of the March for Science Saturday, about 100 scientists met at American University in Washington, DC for a training session to learn how they can run for office to bring science, reason, and logical thinking back to politics.

"It shows a level of seriousness to show up here," Shaughnessy Naughton, executive director of 314 Action, the group that will support many of these candidates. "It's scary taking that step from being a private citizen to putting your name out there to run for office."

I caught up with eight potential candidates—some of them already have seats in mind and have announced their candidacies, others are simply testing the waters—about why they want to leave the lab bench for the bully pulpit.


_________________
"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
- Denis Diderot
Lurker
Lurker

Posts : 5799
Join date : 2013-01-20
Location : Tennessee

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office Empty Re: Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office

Post by 'Wolfie on Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:10 pm

What a Face

Scientists, academics, teachers and assorted pro-science supporters have been conducting meetings, forums and demonstrations/expo's down here this week, as well...

No doubt there have been similar shows in Europe and Asia, also..

The Trump administration didn't create the current anti-science, non-reasoning, "alternative facts" universe.  Theirs is simply the latest incarnation in the anti-science/anti-truth atmosphere that has been building over decades..  Often starting at primary school or even earlier, fed by peer pressure, sometimes worsened by parental attitudes.

Largely promoted and pushed along by big business interests (e.g. tobacco, asbestos, coal mining, big oil, big pharma'), their supplicant politicians and bastard-minded  lobbyists, and assorted nutbag (e.g. "anti-vaxxers"..), reactionary and redneck groups..

Well represented by familiar denialists and revisionists, (the likes of Tommy and a couple of his idiot backers), right here on NewsFix...          cyclops

_________________
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Our life is frittered away by details. Simplify, simplify.
The mass of men lead lives of quite desperation.
Henry David Thoreau
'Wolfie
'Wolfie

Posts : 7443
Join date : 2016-02-24
Age : 61
Location : Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office Empty Re: Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office

Post by Ben Reilly on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:07 am

In honor of this, I've switched back to the first avatar I had on this site Smile

And I will share this mind-numbingly horrible thing:

Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office Creation-museum-fossil-age

_________________
It's so hard to be without you / used to feel so angry, now I only feel humble.

- Ryan Adams
Ben Reilly
Ben Reilly
Cowboy King. Dread Pirate of the Guadalupe. Enemy of the American people.

Posts : 27040
Join date : 2013-01-19
Age : 44
Location : Tesco's

View user profile http://www.newsfixboard.com

Back to top Go down

Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office Empty Re: Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office

Post by Lurker on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:33 am

Ben Reilly wrote:In honor of this, I've switched back to the first avatar I had on this site Smile

And I will share this mind-numbingly horrible thing:

Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office Creation-museum-fossil-age


Ignorant idiots brainwashing kids into idiots. That's how we ended up with Trump.

_________________
"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
- Denis Diderot
Lurker
Lurker

Posts : 5799
Join date : 2013-01-20
Location : Tennessee

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office Empty Re: Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office

Post by Original Quill on Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:14 am

No, it's subtler than that.  Lack of funding for education, plus alcoholic parents, spousal violence, unemployment and criminal justice recidivism all make rednecks...and rednecks voted Trump in.

_________________
“Little thieves are hanged, but great thieves are praised.” — Old Russian proverb, offered by Vladimir Putin to Donald J. Trump, Helsinki, July, 2018.

"I don't stand by anything."  ― Donald Trump, interview with John Dickerson, 5.1.17...

Normal is broken.

“That's libertarians for you — anarchists who want police protection from their slaves.” ― Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Mars
Original Quill
Original Quill

Posts : 29423
Join date : 2013-12-19
Age : 54
Location : Northern California

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office Empty Re: Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office

Post by eddie on Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:41 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:In honor of this, I've switched back to the first avatar I had on this site Smile

And I will share this mind-numbingly horrible thing:

Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office Creation-museum-fossil-age


I knew this picture would make it on to the forum! Laughing

_________________
“Don’t think of the end of the journey as your destination. Perhaps all you needed was your destination. The journey is the learning.
Maybe each person you meet is just a journey.
That has never changed for me.

Why don’t you be my destination? Teach me and be humble in your knowledge.

~ eddie.... Just some hippy-trippy astrology freak, in the clouds, on her own nutjob. (But well happy in her own skin fam)
eddie
eddie
King of Beards. Keeper of the Whip. Top Chef. BEES!!!!!! Mushroom muncher. Spider aficionado!

Posts : 39065
Join date : 2013-07-28
Age : 49
Location : England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office Empty Re: Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office

Post by veya_victaous on Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:09 am

Scientists Explain Why They're Running for Political Office FncDA35

_________________
My job is to travel the world delivering Chaos and Candy.

We don't know the Questions... does that means we cannot seek the Answers?
veya_victaous
veya_victaous
The Mod Loki, Minister of Chaos & Candy, Emperor of the Southern Realms, Captain Kangaroo

Posts : 19095
Join date : 2013-01-23
Age : 36
Location : Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum