It's troubling to me that a march for science is necessary, because, you know, science is fact-based and definitely real. But, with the Trump administration's policies on everything from climate change to funding for research, science
needs defending right now — and our lives literally depend on doing so. These funny March for Science sign ideas prove that scientists are fighting back against "alternative facts" (because alternative facts are just lies) — and reminding us that we can have a little fun while making a point, too.
If you're planning to attend a
March for Science event on April 22, which is also Earth Day, here's the quick and dirty on the protest. Science, scientists, and evidence-based policymaking are under attack, according to the March for Science website. If you've been following the news, then you know that the Trump administration's budget cuts, "censorship of researchers, disappearing datasets, and threats to dismantle government agencies harm us all, putting our health, food, air, water, climate, and jobs at risk," as the March's website puts it.
170 organizations have partnered for the March for Science April 22 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Additionally, more than 400 affiliate science marches are planned worldwide, because apparently denying science has spread like a global disease, and unfortunately no vaccine has been developed yet. If you're on the fence about joining in, the March for Science blog offers tips for scientists, and others, who fear retribution for participating in the march. (I can't even believe I am typing these words, and that we live in a world where people are afraid to defend science.)
If you're planning to
attend the March for Science, these sign ideas can provide you with some much needed levity, as well as some earthy inspiration ahead of your day spent defending the truth. 2 I'm With Mother Earth
Since we haven't really figured out that whole living-on-the-moon thing yet, Earth is the only planet we've got. It's foolish not to be "with her."
3 Rise Up, Speak Out
It's time to speak up for the future of our planet.
4 Show Me The Data
Remember when Tom Cruise famously yelled "show me the money" in
Jerry Maguire? Data doesn't lie, so seriously, show me the data. 5 Oh, Poop!
This is pretty self-explanatory.
6 The Dinosaurs Didn't See It Coming
What happens when you repeatedly abuse or neglect something? It either dies, or it kills you. Neither option is good. We need to do better before we go the way of the dinosaurs in a very literal way.
8 The Bird Is The Word
Basically a bird butt, for the curious.
9 Maybe They'll Understand This 10 Without Science There'd Be No ...
And then where would we be?
12 On Point
When words escape you, a gesture will do.
13 Science Is Real
Keep it simple, and state the obvious.
14 Guilty As Charged Carl Court/Getty Images News/Getty Images 15 There's Nowhere To Run Carl Court/Getty Images News/Getty Images 16 Danger John Moore/Getty Images News/Getty Images 17 The Court Jester Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Denying science is foolish. Don't be a fool — this country already has a court jester.
18 Use Poetry Alex Wong/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Because we can't eat oil.
19 Don't Be Silent About Science 20 Be A Literal Mad Scientist 21 Fight Against The Dark Side
The resistance needs you.
22 Facts Are True
Ignoring the truth doesn't make it false; just ask Mulder and Scully. #TheTruthIsOutThere
25 Make Some Noise
Join the conversation at the top of your voice.
26 Show Me The Funny
Use those precious puns to get the job done.
27 Use Something Local They Love
Everyone knows Bostonians love their Dunkin Donuts. Without science there'd be no coffee, and no donuts. Chew on that.
28 Protect Her Like You'd Protect Your Own Home
is your home. Why wouldn't you want to protect it? 29 Science Is For Everyone
Everyone is welcome, and everyone is responsible. Do your part.
30 Don't Forget Your Brain Bucket
Keep your head warm with a brain hat, because science is smart. Period.