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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2017, 05:12:03 PM »
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/01/science-march-planners-here-s-some-unsolicited-advice

An excellent article we should all read.

And I particularly liked this quote in there:
Alternative facts don’t exist in science
Alternative hypotheses are not alternative facts!
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« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2017, 01:47:03 PM »
No science?

No antibiotics
No survivable surgeries.

Who's left?

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #52 on: February 10, 2017, 08:06:32 AM »
I've thought of a slogan, though it probably doesn't belong in the March of Science.

MAKE AMERICA GOOD AGAIN

I feel that by allying ourselves with murderers of democracy such as Putin, by standing by while such as Assad slaughter their people, by continuing to support the Saudis and illegal Israeli settlements-- we are headed down the road of evil.

[apologies for going off-topic... if anyone would like to discuss, we can start a new thread.]
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« Reply #53 on: February 10, 2017, 08:09:05 AM »
Dihydrogen monoxide out of our water!

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #54 on: March 09, 2017, 11:50:35 AM »
How about something like "Public Health Makes America Safe" or "Public Health [insert safety language pulled from homeland security rhetoric here]"
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« Reply #55 on: March 09, 2017, 02:53:41 PM »
I'm leaning toward something like:

Alternative Facts are LIES!

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« Reply #56 on: March 09, 2017, 03:02:36 PM »
"Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - JOHN F. KENNEDY

"Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgment, the manner in which information is collected and used." - Carl Sagan

"Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too" - Voltaire

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« Reply #57 on: March 10, 2017, 09:40:17 AM »
"Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us."  Teddy Roosevelt

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« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2017, 02:44:07 PM »
Thanks everyone for these ideas.

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« Reply #59 on: March 12, 2017, 11:50:42 AM »
How about "Science - Fact Check It!"

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« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2017, 09:01:20 AM »
Throwing this question up here first, if anyone knows of a different thread and/or sub-forum it would fit better in, let me know.

I'm involved in organising the march for science in my town (Heidelberg). One idea that has been mooted (after a brainstorming session with some media advisors, during which we came up with various slogans) was to have an online "pick my perfect slogan" game. The format would be the simple choose one of two boxes type. So of two slogans, you click on the one you like, then a different alternative is shown, you keep the one you liked before or the new one if you like it better, and then the next alternative is offered. Once you've clicked through all 12, you have the one you like best. Obviously, those 12 slogans won't be the only slogans you can use, but it'd be a fun little thing and maybe useful for people like me who are terrible at coming up with slogans.

Only thing is that we don't have any programmers on our organising committee. Would anyone here be interested and able to do that? Feel free to pass it along if you know someone who might be interested. It might be one of those things that turns out to be more trouble than it's worth but maybe not. If you're interested you can reply here, PM me, or contact the march people directly (twitter: @ScienceMarchHD, facebook https://www.facebook.com/ScienceMarchHD/)

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #61 on: March 27, 2017, 09:10:37 AM »
Quote Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Let's Make America Smart Again"

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« Reply #62 on: March 27, 2017, 12:18:28 PM »
Ignorance is curable. Stupidity is forever.
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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2017, 06:56:18 AM »
One side of the poster:

How do you start a Trumpster fire?

Other side of the poster:

With Flynnt and Steele

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« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2017, 07:20:11 AM »
One side of the poster:

How do you start a Trumpster fire?

Other side of the poster:

With Flynnt and Steele

Very good. :D

We can't go after all, because we're attending son's science fair (he had the top project for his category in middle school, so he gets to go on to interschool tournament) but we bought T-shirts to support the Science March. There are a lot of great patterns if you go to their official store especially for the satellite marches. Wish we lived in Seattle!


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« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2017, 08:09:49 AM »
One side of the poster:

How do you start a Trumpster fire?

Other side of the poster:

With Flynnt and Steele

I don't understand the reference? Who are Flynnt and Steele?
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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #66 on: March 31, 2017, 08:33:17 AM »
Flynn:  Trump's first national security advisor, who was forced to resign after just 24 days because it was revealed that he lied about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. He's most recently in the news because he has offered to testify before Congress and speak to the FBI in exchange for immunity.

Steele: Famous for compiling the infamous Trump-Russia "pee-pee" dossier.

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« Reply #67 on: April 15, 2017, 08:28:18 AM »
Currently deciding between:

I'd rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned - Richard Feynman

Science:
If you don't make mistakes you're doing it wrong
If you don't correct those mistakes you're really doing it wrong
If you can't accept that you're mistaken you're not doing it at all

Experiment. Fail. Learn. Repeat.

It's sometimes easier to reject strong evidence then admit you are wrong. This is information about ourselves worth having. - Sagan

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« Reply #68 on: April 15, 2017, 04:02:42 PM »
"For science. You monster"

Because Portal, that's why.
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« Reply #69 on: April 21, 2017, 08:39:50 AM »
I've decided what my sign will be:

Scientists: we work to solve problems for everyone

Inclusive and apolitical. hope everyone marches.
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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #70 on: April 21, 2017, 09:35:56 AM »
Neil DeGrasse Tyson posted a video recently that has been widely shared on Facebook. Folks may be able to find some good sign quotes here.

From his Facebook post:

"Dear Facebook Universe
I offer this four-minute video on "Science in America" containing what may be the most important words I have ever spoken.
As always, but especially these days, keep looking up.
—Neil deGrasse Tyson"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MqTOEospfo

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« Reply #71 on: April 21, 2017, 12:52:58 PM »
Science, because it's better than making shit up.

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« Reply #72 on: April 21, 2017, 01:18:42 PM »
Neil DeGrasse Tyson posted a video recently that has been widely shared on Facebook. Folks may be able to find some good sign quotes here.

From his Facebook post:

"Dear Facebook Universe
I offer this four-minute video on "Science in America" containing what may be the most important words I have ever spoken.
As always, but especially these days, keep looking up.
—Neil deGrasse Tyson"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MqTOEospfo

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #73 on: April 21, 2017, 01:39:49 PM »
Oh I thought of some new poster ideas:

Science built your car, asshole.

Science is the reason you're not living in a cave.
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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #74 on: April 21, 2017, 01:56:05 PM »

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« Reply #75 on: April 21, 2017, 05:08:43 PM »
Oh I thought of some new poster ideas:

Science built your car, asshole.

Science is the reason you're not living in a cave.

I thought about doing something like:

Car Smartphone Vaccines Airplanes
Paint GPS Defibrillator Viagra
Electricity Internet Refrigeration
THANKS SCIENCE!

I tried to think of stuff that we take for granted in every day life but at the same time didn't want to make a giant list. Posters should be short and sweet.
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« Reply #76 on: April 21, 2017, 05:31:18 PM »
How about "Behold the power of observation."

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« Reply #77 on: April 22, 2017, 01:09:46 PM »
Well, that was a bit of a crazy day. Enjoying looking at photos of some of the posters from around the world now. I did like the one with a picture of Einstein above "Science cuts make me relatively angry".
This one doesn't quite roll off the tongue... "Teaching Evolution In Early Childhood May Result in Significant Academic, Social, Emotional, and Societal Benefits"

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« Reply #78 on: April 22, 2017, 01:51:17 PM »
If I was going to make a sign for the March for Science, it would say "Cutbacks in Science Education = People talking about Red Matter in a Star Trek movie. FOR SHAME!"

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« Reply #80 on: April 22, 2017, 03:34:55 PM »
I marched - no sign. I would say there were more than 1000 people, maybe as many as 2000.

How did it go for everyone?

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« Reply #81 on: April 22, 2017, 04:04:19 PM »
I marched - no sign. I would say there were more than 1000 people, maybe as many as 2000.

How did it go for everyone?

They said 10,000 people in St. Paul, MN.
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« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2017, 04:49:51 PM »
I marched - no sign. I would say there were more than 1000 people, maybe as many as 2000.

How did it go for everyone?

I marched +3 (husband + 2 friends) in [redacted city] Oregon. I would say same range, 1000+ people. I was shocked at how big of a turnout there was!

My favorite sign: tiny piece of paper on a popsicle stick that said "conserve resources". Also one that said "No Science, No Beer", which is even better since the lady owns her own company that provides independent lab tests for beer manufacturing =P The back story made it even better.
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« Reply #83 on: April 22, 2017, 05:02:24 PM »
I marched - no sign. I would say there were more than 1000 people, maybe as many as 2000.

How did it go for everyone?

They said 10,000 people in St. Paul, MN.

That's wonderful! How many in the St. Paul Women's March?
We had about 10000 here for the Women's March - so about 10% for science...
Although, one stat quoted was that scientist and farmers represent only 2% of the general population - no idea if that is accurate.

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« Reply #84 on: April 22, 2017, 05:45:37 PM »
I marched - no sign. I would say there were more than 1000 people, maybe as many as 2000.

How did it go for everyone?

They said 10,000 people in St. Paul, MN.

That's wonderful! How many in the St. Paul Women's March?
We had about 10000 here for the Women's March - so about 10% for science...
Although, one stat quoted was that scientist and farmers represent only 2% of the general population - no idea if that is accurate.

Official estimate is about 3000 people for the march. There were also two other March locations in the state.

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« Reply #85 on: April 23, 2017, 12:28:57 AM »
Our immediate family had a music lesson and an Earth Day beach cleanup so we couldn't go but my 72yo retired engineer dad went. AFAIK he's never marched for anything before. I'm so proud!


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« Reply #86 on: April 23, 2017, 08:22:36 AM »
I marched - no sign. I would say there were more than 1000 people, maybe as many as 2000.

How did it go for everyone?

They said 10,000 people in St. Paul, MN.

That's wonderful! How many in the St. Paul Women's March?
We had about 10000 here for the Women's March - so about 10% for science...
Although, one stat quoted was that scientist and farmers represent only 2% of the general population - no idea if that is accurate.

Estimates for the Women's march were 90,000-100,000.
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« Reply #87 on: April 23, 2017, 01:39:35 PM »
I marched - no sign. I would say there were more than 1000 people, maybe as many as 2000.

How did it go for everyone?

They said 10,000 people in St. Paul, MN.

That's wonderful! How many in the St. Paul Women's March?
We had about 10000 here for the Women's March - so about 10% for science...
Although, one stat quoted was that scientist and farmers represent only 2% of the general population - no idea if that is accurate.

Estimates for the Women's march were 90,000-100,000.

Wow! I can't even imagine what that looks like. Excellent!

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« Reply #88 on: April 23, 2017, 05:00:50 PM »
There's a very large academic community here. There was an estimated 1,000 marchers for the March for Science, after a predicted 200-300 by the local police department. To compare, the Women's March was ~1,500 and the anti-Trump march shortly after the election was 1,000-1,500 depending on which local news source you look at.
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« Reply #89 on: April 24, 2017, 07:17:14 AM »
I really liked the signs that said "Protest Sine" with a friend who held up a related "Protest Cosine", and variations of that.

Trigonometry is fun... Sexy Tans (Sec^2 = 1 + Tan^2) and Cosy Cots (Cosec^2 = 1 + Cot^2).

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« Reply #90 on: April 24, 2017, 08:32:41 AM »
I don't know why I found it so funny, but I cracked up at a sign that said, "I was told there would be π" (pi).

Also, there were a lot of good signs that involved Beaker (the muppet). One was his picture of Beaker holding up his fist with a speech bubble above his head that said "Angry Meeping" with a #RESIST underneath his picture.

It was the most lovingly nerdy protest I've ever been to (also in St. Paul, MN).

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« Reply #91 on: April 24, 2017, 08:43:38 AM »
Nice...
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« Reply #92 on: April 24, 2017, 09:52:07 AM »
I don't know why I found it so funny, but I cracked up at a sign that said, "I was told there would be π" (pi).

Also, there were a lot of good signs that involved Beaker (the muppet). One was his picture of Beaker holding up his fist with a speech bubble above his head that said "Angry Meeping" with a #RESIST underneath his picture.

It was the most lovingly nerdy protest I've ever been to (also in St. Paul, MN).

I like those signs! I can never think of these things when I need to.

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« Reply #93 on: April 24, 2017, 09:53:42 AM »
I don't know why I found it so funny, but I cracked up at a sign that said, "I was told there would be π" (pi).

Also, there were a lot of good signs that involved Beaker (the muppet). One was his picture of Beaker holding up his fist with a speech bubble above his head that said "Angry Meeping" with a #RESIST underneath his picture.

It was the most lovingly nerdy protest I've ever been to (also in St. Paul, MN).

At our protest, we had multiple people picking up garbage as they walked along the route. And everyone was super polite and considerate. It was actually really amazing- I went with a friend who is in a wheelchair, and normally in public I am shocked at the number of people who cut her off, bump into her, etc etc. But the march was incredible, everyone was really accommodating of each other and the one guy who cut her off with his bike stopped and apologized. Just seemed like a group of really nice, pro-social people, it was great.
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« Reply #94 on: April 24, 2017, 10:02:52 AM »
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« Reply #95 on: April 25, 2017, 06:57:41 AM »
Someone had a great sign:

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« Reply #96 on: April 26, 2017, 05:57:28 PM »
Apparently we have around 40,000 people in Chicago!

I saw a lot of the signs listed above. One of my favorites was "alternative Facts are Fiction, just ask an English Major: English Majors for Science." (as I was an English major.) Another woman created what appeared to be large bee-shaped piñatas, and attached them to metal poles that were probably a good 10 feet high and wrapped in fake flowers. She had them attached to her body via some sort of harness and they floated above all of us. Awesome.

My sign read on one side, "The dinosaurs lived many years ago", with "many" crossed out (with the appropriate proofreading mark of course) and "millions of" written above it. Because I work in textbook publishing, and I was once told to change "millions of" to "many" in that sentence, as the book was destined for a red state and saying "millions of years ago" would negate creationism. True story. This was way before Trump; in fact I think it was during Bush the 2nd, and I shudder to think what they're going to make us do in books now.

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« Reply #97 on: April 27, 2017, 06:56:24 AM »

My sign read on one side, "The dinosaurs lived many years ago", with "many" crossed out (with the appropriate proofreading mark of course) and "millions of" written above it. Because I work in textbook publishing, and I was once told to change "millions of" to "many" in that sentence, as the book was destined for a red state and saying "millions of years ago" would negate creationism. True story. This was way before Trump; in fact I think it was during Bush the 2nd, and I shudder to think what they're going to make us do in books now.
.... that's really a sad commentary on the status of education in our country.
FWIW, my SO was first taught evolution by a catholic nun in her private elementary school. Not all devout Christians reject science - most Catholic schools and universities teach evolution.
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« Reply #98 on: April 27, 2017, 09:27:33 AM »

.... that's really a sad commentary on the status of education in our country.


Couldn't agree more.

My ex went to Catholic school and his high school was Jesuit; he said his teachers were very science-oriented, which pleasantly surprised me.

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« Reply #99 on: April 27, 2017, 10:34:43 AM »
From those I have talked to and read it seems the Catholic Church is basically on board with science and proper science education.

When I looked at the local 'March for Science' online it did not make mention of a 'march' and it came off as more of a gathering with speeches and such in the park.  From this mind set I got to the park a good hour late and missed most  of the action but got to do the march part.  I had no clue where the march ended so I sort of stepped out after a mile or so and turned around. 

Beer vs Science: I encourage all to read up on the history of beer, very interesting stuff.  Beer has been around for a very long time and not until recently did anyone really understand the process.  But for all those early generations people were in some ways following basic science: experiment/observation/repeatability even if there was not a formal hypothesis or understanding of the mechanisms.
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