Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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The “March for Science”: a Democratic Party operation

No matter what the leaders of this weekend’s planned “March for Science” might claim about the neutrality of their event, this article in the journal Science today reveals its very decidedly partisan, leftist, and anti-Trump nature. Democrats are planned as major speakers at many venues, while no Republicans are participating anywhere.

“I’d be surprised if any Republicans participate,” says Representative Jerry McNerney (D–CA), one of only two House of Representatives members with a science Ph.D., who will be speaking at the San Francisco, California, march. “They may feel that they are on the receiving end of the protest.”

McNerney was also amazingly honest about the march’s partisanship in another quote: “McNerney thinks organizers of the march have been disingenuous by asserting their neutrality. ‘It’s a political rally, and they should acknowledge that.'”

Meanwhile, the journal Nature today published an article interviewing scientists about their view of the march. As expected, most supported the event for partisan and anti-Trump reasons. One person however was honest about this partisanship, and worried how such partisanship will hurt science.

I am not going to the March for Science, because some people in America view science as leftist. Maybe it’s because [former US vice-president] Al Gore launched ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. I’ve seen articles from right-wing outlets that are framing the march as focusing on gender equality and identity politics. I think it could easily politicize science because, even though the march’s mission statement isn’t anti-Trump, the marchers seem anti-Trump.

The bottom line is that the leaders of this march are organizing it not only to lobby for funds, but to advance the Democratic Party agenda and to protest Trump. And because the majority of today’s scientists are Democrats, if only because they would face blackballing in the modern leftist academic community if they were anything else, they are going along, some eagerly and some with reservations. Either way, Sunday’s “March for Science” is going to end up looking like a march against Trump and the Republican Party.

Be prepared as well for many mainstream reports on the March to frame it otherwise. They will be lying.

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  • ken anthony

    Since truth is proven by the longest lasting loud mouth to these people, of course it’s a dem operation.

    Breitbart (the man) showed these fools for what they are by asking simple intelligent questions directly to the mad howling packs that couldn’t put together a coherent thought if they were handed flash cards.

  • Max

    I did a brief look at all of the science organizations that are participating in this March. They seem to have one thing in common, they get their funding from the government… This is a march of solidarity for continued funds.
    Some of the organizations that are science-based are noncommittal, expressing that their members have freedom of speech to do what they wish. These organizations get the funding elsewhere but do not want to “burn the bridge”

    Representative Bill Foster (D–IL), a former researcher at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois (and the only Ph.D. physicist in the House). (1967 particle collider that may have shut down if not for this representatives help)
    A $3.5 billion facility for hot fusion using lasers admit that they will not achieve their goals even though this is known, they receive 300 million for the next 10 years. (as stated in the comment section)

    The peanut farmer Jimmy Carter started a research lab in Colorado to find alternative energy 40 years ago, so we would not have to face another energy crisis like the oil embargo.
    Taxpayer-funded 271 million a year and still looking for the solution to all our problems.

    Of course we all know about the Rockets being developed by NASA which will only fly once and be obsolete by the time they’re ready. A billion here a billion there…

  • LocalFluff

    Marxism is science. And true.
    Free will does not exist, opinion is a matter for scientists to figure out for you. Only the scientists can prove your scientifically true opinion. Scientists like Bill Nye have for example proven that the climate doomsday is true and thus that, in order for human kind to survive, we must abolish all industry, energy, transport and agriculture. He has also scientifically proven that those who do not understand this Marxist truth are mentally ill and that we all must help cure them by sending them to concentration camps. The scientific truth is that Marxism always has made everyone happy. And equal. And made the weather good.

    At least in the US you don’t celebrate May 1st. It is horrible to every year see the leaders of Europe’s governing parties march together with Kim Jong-Un, waving the same red flags and singing the same songs about war and revolution. Actually, the third verse of the “International” war song complains about high taxes! Even socialists lied that they were against high taxes 100 years ago, before they took power. So that verse is never sung anymore in Western Europe. Maximum taxes is view as a good in itself, even if it has economically negative effects, high taxes is a necessary sacrifice in order to achieve holy equality. Almost all Europeans think so.

  • mpthompson

    This is a dumb move by participating scientists. Partisanship will only serve to further alienate about 1/2 of the electorate and reinforce stereotypes of scientists being elitist snobs who lack concern/understanding of the ignorant taxpaying rubes to pay the tab. Participating in this may stroke the scientists egos and moral sanctimoniousness, but it is a poor way of building bridges to the people they claim they want to reach. Weren’t any of these educated morons ever taught that you can “catch more flies with honey than vinegar”.

    I’ve been told that science has a liberal bent. However, I never thought this was true. Science doesn’t have a liberal bent, but many scientist sure do.

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