Friday, September 14, 2012

Rally For Science Victoria

 With my comments yesterday on Truth vs Evidence, its clear where I'll be today--at the Rally for Science.
From the email:
Stop the Harper Conservatives’ assault on scientific research and informed decision-making!

Speakers include:
  • Dr. Andrew Weaver (UVic School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, team member of the Nobel Prize-winning IPCC)
  • Elizabeth May (Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, Green Party of Canada leader)
  • Raffi (Children’s Singer and Songwriter)
Please come and show your support, whether you are a scientist or a concerned citizen who understands the vital role of science and evidence in a modern democratic society, and the importance of environmental monitoring for our individual and planetary health.

Democracy depends on informed opinion. Informed opinion relies on understanding all the evidence, not just that which supports a political objective or ideology. Science provides much of the best evidence, without regard to political agendas or ideology.
When: Friday, September 14, 2012 at noon
Where: Federal Building at the corner of Yates and Government Streets (Note: NOT the Legislative Buildings), Victoria
The event is free.

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