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March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« on: January 26, 2017, 07:18:39 AM »
1.
Number of times Thurston Howell, III saved the castaways by the end of the show = 0.
Number of times The Professor saved their bacon = pretty much every freaking time.

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I  Heart Science!

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Trump administration mandating EPA scientific studies, data undergo review by political staff before public release. A.P. 1/26/2017

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Save science. Save our democracy.

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I believe scientists. They’re wicked smaht.   (This is particularly for Boston!!!)

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What do we want? Evidence Based Science?
When Do We Want it? After peer review!

 



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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 07:27:07 AM »
I like #1 and #6!

I expect there will be a lot of very longwinded, full paragraph signs...

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2017, 08:00:11 AM »
I'd probably just print this out on our department's poster-printer.  No slogans necessary:
"Do not confuse complexity with superiority"

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2017, 09:15:57 AM »
I like #6 the most. How about this one? " To hinder science is to hinder progress!"

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2017, 09:17:52 AM »
“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”

Edit to add a couple more:

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."

"You don't need people's opinion on a fact."
« Last Edit: January 26, 2017, 09:22:38 AM by Rubyvroom »

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2017, 09:24:08 AM »
“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”

Edit to add a couple more:

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."

"You don't need people's opinion on a fact."
Ooh. I like these best.

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2017, 10:09:37 AM »
I like "Citation Needed"

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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2017, 10:27:38 AM »
"Science...it works, b*tches" (quote from Dawkins)

"Do you even science bro???"

"Science is the key to our future...if you don't believe in it, you are holding everybody back"

"Science - it's not a liberal conspiracy!"


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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2017, 10:45:37 AM »
I like "Citation Needed"
Brilliant!  Over top of a bunch of ridiculous crap DJT has said, perhaps...
"Do not confuse complexity with superiority"

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2017, 11:02:54 AM »
I think this sums it up nicely:

DEMAND EVIDENCE


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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2017, 11:38:10 AM »
1.
Number of times Thurston Howell, III saved the castaways by the end of the show = 0.
Number of times The Professor saved their bacon = pretty much every freaking time.
Too wordy and based in fiction. You could present it as a scoreboard (you'd need to research the Professor's score). Refer to Thurston Howell, III as "The Millionaire" for more clarity and impact.

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I  Heart Science!
Purely opinion, but I like it.

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Save science. Save our democracy.
This is OK.

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What do we want? Evidence Based Science?
When Do We Want it? After peer review!
I love the impact of the punch line "After peer review!"; but I wonder why the first response "Evidence Based Science?" is a question rather than statement/exclamation.

I find the global warming chart a tad difficult to read to have an impact at quick glance. It also raises questions upon analysis: How is global temperature measured? How is global CO2 concentration measured? What is the significance of the reference temperature? (It appears that this is 57.6 F, but it is not labeled - it also confused me that this line lines up with a tick mark on the CO2 concentration scale - at first I thought the temperature bars were CO2 concentration and the line was temperature.)

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2017, 12:16:58 PM »
1.
Number of times Thurston Howell, III saved the castaways by the end of the show = 0.
Number of times The Professor saved their bacon = pretty much every freaking time.
Too wordy and based in fiction. You could present it as a scoreboard (you'd need to research the Professor's score). Refer to Thurston Howell, III as "The Millionaire" for more clarity and impact.

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I  Heart Science!
Purely opinion, but I like it.

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Save science. Save our democracy.
This is OK.

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What do we want? Evidence Based Science?
When Do We Want it? After peer review!
I love the impact of the punch line "After peer review!"; but I wonder why the first response "Evidence Based Science?" is a question rather than statement/exclamation.

I find the global warming chart a tad difficult to read to have an impact at quick glance. It also raises questions upon analysis: How is global temperature measured? How is global CO2 concentration measured? What is the significance of the reference temperature? (It appears that this is 57.6 F, but it is not labeled - it also confused me that this line lines up with a tick mark on the CO2 concentration scale - at first I thought the temperature bars were CO2 concentration and the line was temperature.)


Excellent suggestions (and thanks for catching typos, etc.) -  plus thank you to all previous posters!  Keep 'em coming!




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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2017, 12:21:24 PM »
Scientists show power
By rejecting the false null

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2017, 01:11:52 PM »
Make America Scientific Again!

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2017, 01:13:53 PM »
I find the global warming chart a tad difficult to read to have an impact at quick glance. It also raises questions upon analysis: How is global temperature measured? How is global CO2 concentration measured? What is the significance of the reference temperature? (It appears that this is 57.6 F, but it is not labeled - it also confused me that this line lines up with a tick mark on the CO2 concentration scale - at first I thought the temperature bars were CO2 concentration and the line was temperature.)

Guessing the 57.6 would be the global average for the last xx number of years. Red lines indicate years of above average temps... they are getting much taller with increasing CO2 concentrations.

One of the real problems a protest of this nature will face is that being dumb cuts through much more effectively than considered thought and logical reason.

3 word/1 syllable slogans seem to play really well, especially in Australia in recent years - "ditch the witch", "axe the tax", "stop the boats" etc.


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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2017, 01:21:37 PM »
Facts politicians don't like are no less valid.

Scientific data isn't republican or democrat.

Freedom = Truth

Killing Bruno didn't make the earth the center of the universe.

Science (null sign) politics

Denied facts are still facts.

Silencing the truth doesn't make it less valid.

If you want alternate facts ask a politician.

If you want facts ask a scientist.




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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2017, 01:44:17 PM »
"Facts don't care about the size of your ego"
"Do not confuse complexity with superiority"

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2017, 01:53:41 PM »
Posting to follow!

Will post some if I think of them through the day. I especially like DeGrasse-Tyson's quote about science being true whether you believe it or not. I also kind of can't believe I have to fucking march because people are so obstinate as to not believe in science...but then again, when I was 12, I had to argue with my grandmother about the existence of dinosaurs and how one might avoid AIDS (pro-tip: not with rubbing alcohol on the subway), so there's that.


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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2017, 02:42:52 PM »
I saw this tweet earlier today and it gave me a chuckle. It's too long for a sign, but perhaps just the first part works...

First they came for the scientists... and the National Parks Services said "lol, no" and went rogue and we were all like, "I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this."


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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2017, 04:40:23 PM »
(For children of the 1980s)

She blinded me with Science. Science!

and then a drawing of Lady Liberty
I spend time I can't get back reading unverifiable stories online about problems I don't have.

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« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2017, 05:50:59 PM »
Make America Scientific Again!

I really like this one.

Also like #6 on the original list.

Another idea:
Science is not a belief system

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2017, 08:17:12 PM »
Now that I've had a little wine, I'm thinking that what about spelling stuff out with traditional math symbols? The integral symbol (for non-math folks looks like an "f") then mu (which looks like a "u") comes to mind as a start.

Drawing the structure of amino acids to spell something out also comes to mind, though that would be very biology-geeky indeed, and not make for great message copy in a photo.

I also like the quote from Indiana Jones III, in which the father says to the Nazi something about why they went back to Berlin for the diary, "try reading books instead of burning them".

It is tough to come up with a pithy slogan for science, that doesn't just sound like a pitch for a Big Bang Theory episode.

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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2017, 08:24:57 PM »
Posting to follow. I love these.

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2017, 10:03:09 AM »
I think if I make a sign it will be a jab at "alternate facts". Maybe: "Science, because we need real facts, not alternate ones" or something along those lines.

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2017, 10:24:29 AM »
I think if I make a sign it will be a jab at "alternate facts". Maybe: "Science, because we need real facts, not alternate ones" or something along those lines.

Something like this? :)

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2017, 11:16:58 AM »
Consider your audience.
90% of them will not get the references in your signs.
You are dealing with stupid, shallow, vacuous people who think that a fancy car and a big shack and the right kind of nail art is going to make their lives complete. 
Hit them where they live.
I suggest:

Beauty Fades.  Stupid is Forever.
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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2017, 11:51:38 AM »
Love, love, love these ideas!!!



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« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2017, 12:07:47 PM »
Scientists Tell It Like It Is.

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« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2017, 04:28:58 PM »
Thought of another one:

Polio.
NOT brought to you since 1961.
You can thank science
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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2017, 05:45:25 PM »
Another funny one I saw today...

"There's no vaccine for STUPID...but we are working on it"

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« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2017, 09:34:49 PM »
I'll see you again in the Sharashka!

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« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2017, 07:55:37 AM »
Scientists: p < 0.05
Trump: p = 0.47
"Do not confuse complexity with superiority"

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« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2017, 09:10:20 AM »
Scientists: p < 0.05
Trump: p = 0.47
Love it but only us geeks will get it.  :-(
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« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2017, 09:13:39 AM »
Scientists: p < 0.05
Trump: p = 0.47
Love it but only us geeks will get it.  :-(

you are probably right.
"Do not confuse complexity with superiority"

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« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2017, 10:47:00 AM »
Another funny one I saw today...

"There's no vaccine for STUPID...but we are working on it"

LOVE this one!
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« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2017, 04:56:42 PM »
I've always been partial to a picture of Eve about to grab an apple from the tree of knowledge, then God coming out of the clouds, and with his booming voice:  "NO!  Facts is bad"

Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2017, 05:43:17 PM »
Thought of another one. For this to work, the font needs to match the "Got Milk?" adverting campaign.

Got Plague?
Yeah, me neither.
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« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2017, 01:11:24 PM »
"For science. You monster"

Because Portal, that's why.

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« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2017, 11:33:46 AM »
Hey, would someone please explain the sign:
Scientists: p < 0.05
Trump: p = 0.47

I know what p values are, but I am missing the punchline.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2017, 11:38:48 AM by AnnInChelsea »

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« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2017, 11:34:48 AM »
I meant .47

I'm missing the point, in any case.

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« Reply #41 on: February 06, 2017, 11:43:34 AM »
1. Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch that illuminates the world. (Louis Pasteur)

2. Science > Shit You Read on Twitter

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« Reply #42 on: February 06, 2017, 11:56:49 AM »
I meant .47

I'm missing the point, in any case.

It was overly dorky, and only marginally correct.  Basically scientists typically use a p-value of <0.05 to reject the null hypothesis. 
Trump's election (garnering only 47% of the popular vote) is, statistically speaking, insignificant.

"Do not confuse complexity with superiority"

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« Reply #43 on: February 06, 2017, 11:58:39 AM »
Thank you so much!!! I was losing my mind over that one. And lots of other things, need I say?

xo

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #44 on: February 06, 2017, 11:59:47 AM »
"Facts don't care about the size of your ego"

"Or your hands."

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« Reply #45 on: February 06, 2017, 12:14:36 PM »
Free the data! (referring to missing data from websites)

There are no alternative facts/Global warming is happening

America became great/With the help of science

Draw conclusions from facts, not politics





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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #46 on: February 06, 2017, 12:21:30 PM »
A silly one that made me laugh:

A picture of Trump with his gold hair on top of a line saying: AU - Get Out Here!

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« Reply #47 on: February 06, 2017, 02:00:02 PM »
Thought of another one. For this to work, the font needs to match the "Got Milk?" adverting campaign.

Got Plague?
Yeah, me neither.

Got Plague?
Yeah, me neither.
Thank a scientist...

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Re: March for Science - Starting a List of Poster Ideas
« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2017, 04:45:58 PM »
My co-worker (Ph.D. physicist) plans to make a sign with Maxwell's equations on it, and the phrase "dispute this".

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« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2017, 04:57:03 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
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