Make America Great Again?

You wanna Make America Great Again? Yeah?

Alright, let’s talk. Let’s talk about what made America great in the past.

We, with our allies, won World War II. That was pretty freakin great, right? You know how we did it? Blood, guts, sacrifice? Sure, and lots of it, but… That sacrifice would have all been for naught had it not been for our secret weapon — Science.

We used the first ever digital computer to calculate accurate firing tables so our tanks could blast the living fuck out of Nazi tanks, while the Brits used their first ever digital computer to crack the Enigma encryption and read secret Nazi communications.

Meanwhile our scientists were developing better bomb-sites and navigation/positioning systems so we could bomb the Germans more accurately at night. Or giving us radar, a nifty bit of tech that more or less won the Battle of Britain. All while our A team of scientists were out in the desert doing nothing less that learning how to split the motherfucking atom.

So how did we win WWII? In short, we Scienced the fuck out of it, that’s how.

Landing a man on the moon, that was pretty great. I really hope I don’t have to explain what a giant metric fuckload of science that was.

How did we tame the Old West? Science. You don’t think repeating pistols, telegraph lines, and transcontinental railroads just appeared by magic do you. That was good old 19th century science leading the way.

How’d we cure polio, measles, small pox? Science, science, science.

Built the Panama Canal, and the Hoover Dam? Science and more science.

Predict hurricanes? Science

Microwave popcorn? Science

Every electronic device from light bulbs to cell phones? All Science.

The mother-fucking Internet itself? A giant heap o’ fault-tolerant packet switching Science.

Pretty much every great goddamned thing this country has ever done has been the result of Science.

So with all that history, if you still don’t believe in science, how about you take your anti-science, anti-vax, climate-denying, flat-earth, conspiracy-theory tinfoil-hat-wearing ass and get the fuck out of our country, because this country was built on science. And quite frankly, the rest of us are starting to get tired of your bullshit dragging us down.

Science (GMO’s)

I’ve had the same thoughts rattling around in my head the past few days, but Vanessa Miller put it in words much better than I could…

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the AAAS Board said, the World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the British Royal Society, and ‘every other respected organization that has examined the evidence has come to the same conclusion: consuming foods containing ingredients derived from GM crops is no riskier than consuming the same foods containing ingredients from crop plants modified by conventional plant improvement techniques.

20 years of testing has found nothing. So we either make our crops stronger or we douse them in poisons that we know are harmful to us and the environment.

I choose science!

— Vanessa Miller