It seems that the so-called March for Science has become an actual thing and not just musings on social media. The plan appears to be for folks in the white coats to storm out of their labs and take to the streets. They intend to do this on Earth Day, April 22, which is an incredibly #Bad Idea for two reasons. The first is that the date will associate the march not with science but with climate change, a tendentious political issue where science if being perverted into dogma and is being used as a weapon to beat people into submission. The other reason is the creator of Earth Day, Ira Einhorn.

Einhorn was one of the moving forces behind the first Earth Day in 1970, which had since become a commemoration of what human beings should be nice to the planet.

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However, Einhorn also murdered his girlfriend, composted her body as any good environmentalist killer should do, and then fled the United States and hid out in Europe for 23 years before being extradited back for trial. He claimed that the CIA had killed the girlfriend and framed him for the crime because he knew too much about the Agency’s alleged research into the paranormal. The jury was unmoved by this defense and duly convicted him. Einhorn, also known as the Unicorn Killer, is currently serving a life sentence.

The question that the organizers of the #March for Science have to ask themselves, do they really want to be associated with a holiday created by an environmentally conscious killer? Even Neil deGrasse Tyson, who has become the face of the March and is known for disrespecting the planet Pluto and making unfunny tweets, might draw back from such an idea.

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The matter could be settled by rescheduling the March on a less divisive day, say July 20, the anniversary of the first moon landing. In that case, the participants will have something positive to talk about. The problem with dragooning science into the climate change debate that it serves no purpose than to alienate people who suspect, with good reason, that it is a scam by big government supporters to crush them. No proper scientists can support that.