The Corner

Left Wingism Overtakes ‘March for Science’

The left twists any and every discreet issue and politicizing them into usual culture war agenda items.

Now it’s the March for Science. Over at the American Council on Science and Health blog, Alex Berezow (with whom I have sometimes disagree) sounds the alarm and explains why he won’t be marching:

Iintersectionality” (a concept taught in classes on feminism) as a core principle.

If you’re wondering what this has to do with science, you’re certainly not alone. The answer, of course, is nothing. These issues are the primary concern of revisionist historians and social justice warriors, not empirically-minded scientists.

Berezow is exactly right: For example, science can tell us the biological nature of a fetus. It cannot tell us whether it is right or wrong to have an abortion. That question sounds in morality, ethics, religion, and politics. 

If science properly understood ever becomes conflated in the public mind with left wingism, it will profoundly harm that crucial sector and thence, the human future.

Science is already too politicized with policy or ethical debates wrongly called questions about whether one side or the other is “anti-science.”

I suspect that if we dig deep enough, we would find George Soros money paying for all of this. Be that as it may, no reputable scientist should march in the March for Science.

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