Nature on Trump and ideology
"[I]t is crucial that there is no decrease in the appetite for dissent and protest over unacceptable and ill-informed decisions that are based on ideology rather than evidence."
- Nature editorial staff
If you've thought recent events in US politics were stranger than fiction, you're probably not alone. In its most recent editorial pages, and in a feature within about scientists afflicted by the new President's travel ban, the august journal highlights how political decisions can have drastic effects on the massive army of international, itinerant researchers who choose other countries as their scientific homes. And it calls upon scientists not to become inured to speaking out when something is wrong.
The world needs all the rational voices it can muster right now.