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Voices from the March for Science: Special Report

Voices from the March for Science: Special Report


(electronic music) – Hey, everyone, I’m Shirin
from Above the Noise. We’re out here today at
the March for Science in San Francisco. There’s been a lot of
controversy about the march, and we decided to come out
here and talk to people about why they’re here today. (steady beat electronic music) – I think, of course, the main thing on everybody’s mind is the
climate and climate change, and it’s very scary,
especially being younger than some of the people in
the administration right now that right now climate change isn’t accepted as a reality, and I don’t think that’s acceptable. – I’m at the march because I think that students need a voice in
education and science. – I’m at the March of
Science today because I remember I wanted to do science since I was in like fourth grade. My oldest sister taught me the Periodic Table of Elements song when I was in third grade, I think, so I have a, I have a real passion for science. – I believe in science, and for me, science isn’t a matter of opinions, it’s a matter of what’s
actually happening in the world, and that we have to
believe and support that. – (sings) There’s and more, they are arsenic, aluminum, selenium, and hydrogen and oxygen
and nitrogen and rhenium, nickel, neodymium, neptunium, iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium. – I am at the march today because I think it’s imperative that
scientists take this energy out into our communities, and start talking to regular people. Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium, and lanthanum and osmium
and astatine and radium, and gold, protactinium
and indium and gallium, iodine and thorium and
thulium and thallium. – Science needs diversity. It’s because we can’t think the same way or we all can’t think the same way. We need different perspectives to make sure we get innovation in science. – What I think about science is it’s really important as many
vaccines are being created, and cancer is also
something we haven’t been able to eradicate yet, and so, if we stop science right now, many people would keep on dying. – Science is pretty important
’cause it’s kind of like studying everything in the
earth, it includes everything. – So you’ve heard a lot of voices today about why people are coming
out to the March for Science, but there’s also been a lot of controversy even within the scientific community with people saying that science
should be kept apolitical. (steady beat electronic music) So we want to hear from you. Let us know if you think
this march is a good thing or a bad thing for science. Let us know what you think
in the comments below. (steady beat electronic music)

Comments (10)

  1. Thanks for watching! Let us know what you think in the comments below.

  2. Well, I feel it's a good thing, as long as people get the science right. Talk about data, about facts. Have hard numbers, and the sources for those numbers. Make the people who would argue against it work for it. Science shouldn't just be a thing you can say "I don't buy it" to. It should be damn near incontrovertible to anyone rational. And until it gets to that point, it just needs to be researched further.

  3. I think the march is a good thing. Science is important and must be protected.

  4. Science is very important because it unifies society and allows our leaders to make informed decisions. This would not be possible if science became obscured by the left – right divide that has permated society. Due to psychological bias' rational individuals can subconsciously ignore logic and facts if they do not conform with their political and preconstructed views. My concern with the march for science is that it will cause 'science' to be associated with one side of the political sphere ironically making it harder for people on the opposite side of the political spectrum to approach science rationally.

  5. I think that celebrating science is good and important. Politics is not really something that can be fully separated from any aspect of culture or society anyways, science included. Protesting cuts to research should be just as acceptable to protests for any other political decision. It doesn't really matter what party makes a decision anyways. What is actually important is the results, that is why it is called the "March for Science" and not the "Anti-Trump Rally" or the "Anti-Conservative March".

  6. The US is a huge hub of scientific research and other countries around the world rely on data produced by many of the governmental institutions in the US. There's too much at stake for science to take a back seat, and all countries should be increasing the amount of good research to be done. That's why we marched in solidarity for those people in the US, and also to show our own governments that we don't want to go the same direction that the US seems to be taking.

  7. I think the main problem with Science, today and from millennia, is that is cronically sclerotic; The reason for this is that mainstream science is always believelng itself as a secure road to understand the world completely, including the ridiculous idea that today is really near of that point.
    But Science will NEVER include the world, science is a wonderful tool to live in this world in the best possible of ways but it isn't by far the only tool we need to get that. The reason for this is pretty simple: If our brain belongs to the Universe The Universe can not belong to our brain, if things were so, both things should be the same one which obviously is false.
    So, i Sympathize with this march; My slogan would have been "Never any FACT out of Science, there's no other real Science".

  8. I don't think you gave enough information in this video for anyone to actually understand what this march actually is yet you ask people to choose a side, this is dangerous because people may choose a side somewhat randomly, or and do research supporting they're side instead of actually doing research from a neutral point of view.

  9. 2:16 The fact that a march is needed to stand for science is a bad thing itself.

  10. Science is a liar sometimes… Everyone should be free thinkers. I do believe in climate change, (but not evolution).

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