Imagine There’s A March For Science, And Hardly Anyone Turns Up
The turnout was so small, journalists didn’t even try to make up a number.
Martin Place, Central Sydney — the raging crowd gathers to chant for Approved, Groupthink “Science” TM
This was the second annual “March for Science“. Apparently, 4,999,900 people had better things to do.
This photo is patched together from the SBS news pan across the crowd in the centre of the largest city in Australia.
The turnout was so small, journalists didn’t even try to make up a number. They just said “demonstrators” plural, “rallied in eight cities across Australia”. So there were at least two people at each city. “Congrats”.
The Sydney rally even had Triple J celebrity, Adam Spencer. They presumably also had free advertising on the ABC beforehand. It didn’t help much.
Science without debate is just propaganda, its no wonder no one cares
Having taken all the public passion, controversy and competition out of science, the masters of Groupthink have destroyed it as a spectator sport. Who wants to watch a football game where the result is fixed and everyone knows it? Public interest in science was settled in 1990 — at zero.
If the Academy of Science wanted to make science a million times more popular it would arrange real televised debates, with the best from both sides on actual important controversial issues. That would inspire debates in schools. Kids would learn more about the scientific method in one hour of debate than in thirty years of approved consensus litany.
In Melbourne, apparently the biggest threat to the planet looks like steak and eggs.