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The state of science


Get updated or die trying.

The state of science

Jacob Withee

A lot has changed since the most recent episode of Project Science. Here in the U.S., politics have taken a sharp turn away from evidence-based conclusions and toward special interest opinions, to the detriment of, ultimately, everyone. Climate change is now on the White House record as a fringe opinion rather than the dire reality it really is, and the Environmental Protection Agency – an institution which has protected people and the planet since 1970 – is now at risk of being dismantled completely. This is to say nothing of the myriad civil/human rights violations coming out every day.

At a time like this, it is more important than ever to double down on our efforts to learn about the world around us. Here at Withee Labs, it hasn't been easy finding the best path forward. Project Science takes a decidedly lighthearted approach to science education, but present circumstances can make such a method feel shallow. Nonetheless, Project Science will be pushing forward with a new fervor for the rest of 2017 and onward. The tone will stay largely unchanged, but the topics covered will hopefully address many large and timely issues.

A new episode is a couple of weeks away, and production will thereafter continue steadily. I want to thank those of you who have stuck with me during these ridiculously long hiatuses, and I will be making every effort to keep the upcoming content worth your while.

Be safe, be kind, and stay curious.