As a native German living in Vancouver, Canada, I followed the election craze somewhat bewildered over the past several months.
As a scientist I have followed the discussions on science and education, climate change, evolution and others with initially curious amusement, then slight bewilderment, grave concern and now outright terror.
- climate change
- flat earth
So during my post election depression, I stumbled on this youtube video of the Late Show, with Neil deGrasse Tyson as special guest. He proposes a four year campaign to make America smart again.
After a day of contemplation, I think Dr. deGrasse is aiming a little to low in this post. The same movement of pseudo-science, uncritical thinking and ideological extremism has regained a foothold all around the world.
Therefore I propose a somewhat wider scope:
Make the World Smart Again