Phillip Wong // The Articles

Science

24th April 2017

Rolling ball clock by William Congreve, British Museum.

In a dystopian parallel universe, thousands of scientists and supporters took to the streets in the name of science. In this world, the prerequisite of verifiable fact seems to be declining in importance. It’s so bad, even introverts showed up. And just because we can, the march was partly attributed to Trump.

Humans are inherently inquisitive. Take the children above deciphering Congreve’s rolling ball clock. Not the most accurate measure of time, but a physical manifestation that’s food for thought for a young, hungry mind. There will always be need to explore and discover; best to do this with the evidence-based knowledge, not alternative facts.

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