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How much did ‘March for Science’ actually change?

March for Science shows scientists' anger

The March is arrogant and changes nothing

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The March for Science is a protest by the scientific community against politicians’ blatant disregard of science, writes Lucky Tran of the Guardian. In his opinion, the damage from political disregard of scientific facts can have dire effects on crucial efforts, such as the one against climate change. The march, being a grassroots effort, shows a communal discontent with modern politics and sends a strong message to leaders all around the world, believes Tran. He argues that the past approach of not getting involved in politics has shown itself to be ineffective, and the scientific community is making its voice heard loud and clear.

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The March for Science is a communal attack on politicians that makes scientists feel better but has little effect on the rest of society, infers Chris Matyszczyk of Cnet. He summarizes the march as a response to Trump’s one-liners, such as “build that wall,” with slogans that are just as shallow. Matyszczyk acknowledges scientists' wit and correctness in pointing out Trump’s mistakes. However, their inside jokes, funny as they may be, do little for the general population other than alienate them. Matyszczyk concludes that the march played into Trump’s mentality that conservatives are under siege by the arrogant left, creating very little actual change.

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