Earth Day Science March: From Mania to Sanity

"There is no Planet B," said one sign. "Only Atoms Can Make Up Stuff," said another. A young year girl wore a tee shirt with, "Mad Scientist." That's the way cities in America, Europe, Australia, and science camps in Antarctica honored Earth Day, April 22, 2017.

We should not have to march for truth. We should be able to assume it. Rely on it. Expect it. Revere it. Honor it. But we live in an era where the President of the United States calls the environmental crisis due to global warming a "hoax." This amounts to a public denial of facts and to the marginalization of the prophets warning our planet to take our future seriously.

The great philosopher, Plato, said that reason makes us sane. To violate reason is to enter mania. That is, to violate reason is to go insane. On April 22, 2017, tens of thousands of people stood up to say: Give Us Sanity! I for one prefer sanity over mania.

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