I had never seen a drone before Saturday afternoon. From down below it sounded like a yard tool. But up above in the temporary blue sky, it was beautiful, flying above the people gathered to walk the streets of Corvallis to support science on Earth Day.
There were at least 3,300 people gathered around the courthouse. Wow. That is quite a few for a town this size.
Science should not be a partisan thing. No scientists want this. Yet, unfortunately, our current leadership is forcing science into the political arena.
And so there will be demonstrations.
There are many angry Americans.
Marie Curie: Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.
I do fear this. There are things we can do. But our government goes in the opposite direction, and there are many who support it.
God bless the nerds. They may be our salvation. He stood there all by himself.
And the kids; they bring hope. She was dressed as a butterfly and talked extensively about them. There will be no stopping the kids. Happy Earth Day. May we all have cause to fear less.