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Two And A Half Cheers For The “March For Science”

Two And A Half Cheers For The “March For Science”

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I normally do not revise an already-published column, except in vanishingly rare cases of especially egregious error. But just this morning, after this "Skeptic's Collection" column had been published, my MSN feed contained a story about the urgency of finding a Planet B, quoting no less than Prof. Stephen Hawking, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge -- Sir Isaac Newton's old position -- corroborating my warning in the following paragraphs by predicting, basically species extinction if the March For Science rhetoric turns out to be correct that "There Is No Planet B".  For the sake of the human species, there damn well better be! ************************************************************************* I hate to nit-pick people and movements with which I am otherwise in to...