Salem March for Science Earth day 2017 -- on capitol mall

Geeky, in a great way. Political, but not excessively. Family-friendly, though with pleasing edginess. There was a lot to like about the Salem March for Science -- April 22, 2017, Earth Day!

Here's images I took at the event: clips from iPhone videos and photos courtesy of my Panasonic Lumix. I used Adobe Spark's "glideshow" feature for the photos. It cuts out some of the photo in the interest of, well, an interesting way to present images. If anyone wants the full original photo, email me at the address below.

Above is a You Tube video I made. Below are photos of the event.

Ah, "alternative facts." Thank you, Kellyanne Conway, for bringing this nonsensical notion to the nation's attention. An alternative fact is better termed a falsehood. (Hopefully the Trump administration will realize this eventually.)

Yes. It's amazing how science-deniers are very much willing to embrace scientific knowledge in everyday life, but not inĀ broader areasĀ such as global warming.

Here's my wife, Laurel, and I. One of us made their sign. The other downloaded an image and had a sign made by Office Depot. Use the scientific method to figure out which of us used each method.

It was good to see the sun on a mostly cloudy day, if only on a creative sign.

This, of course, refers to President Trump's repeated claims that protesters or marchers are being paid by a liberal billionaire. Which is one of his alternative facts.

This man was wearing an official-looking ID tag that said "Physician." Certainly looks like one.

Poignant.

Nice allusion to signs I saw at last January's Salem Women's March. Except now the female is Mother Earth.

My "cover image" mother and child (I assume). One of them was wearing roller skates. Again, use the scientific method to figure out which one.

A collection of signs and people waiting for the event to begin.

I told the girl, "Science is Real -- great simple true statement!"

Oil and coal are so 19th and 20th century. Future generations are going to wonder why it took us early 21st century people so long to move away from these outmoded energy sources.

So true. The woman with the "horrifying" sign and I talked about how President Nixon (!) was so much more environmentally friendly than Trump. We live in very weird, and dangerous, times.

Original sign, nicely designed. I'll donate to finding a cure. Unfortunately, that probably is impeachment, which is unlikely to happen.

Clever. Global warming threatens our forests (more wildfires, more insect infestations), so I certainly do hope they remain with us.

Science does make mistakes. But it knows how to correct them. When a supposed fact is disproven, a better fact takes its place. And so it goes... reality as a whole continually being better understood.

Scary sentiment. Hard to believe this would ever happen in the United States, but then, it's hard to believe that some of the things occurring now ever would happen.

Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, by Philip K. Dick: "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."

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