Sunday was the “March For Science” all across the country. Scientists came out to take a stand for their field. Both Mayim Bialik and Bill Nye the Science guy got involved with the movement.
Mayim Bialik At Silicon Valley #ScienceMarch
Mayim Bialik highlighted her reasons for attending the Silicon Valley science march over the Los Angeles march on her blog, Groknation. It turns out this location was simply convenient for her: “I have my ex’s folks in Silicon Valley and some of my family too. San Jose is kind of the place I spend the most time besides LA, so this felt like a great march to be a part of.
Plus, my ex-mother-in-law’s birthday is today, so it was a win-win choice for me and my ex and my kids to participate so we could be with her.”
Mayim noted that the crowd in Silicon Valley was older than the crowd she had seen at the famous Women’s March. She also noted some funny and clever signs including, “In my day there were 9 planets,” and “There is no PLANet B.” Some one also said, “You don’t have to believe in science for it to be true.”
Mayim is attending this march from a unique perspective. Many celebrities attended to bring awareness to the cause. However, Mayim is both a celebrity and a scientist herself. She has a PhD in nueroscience, and frequently fact checks her character Amy’s lines.
Bill Nye’s Appearance
Fellow Big Bang Theory alum, Bill Nye also appeared at the march. He became somewhat of a figure for the movement. He spoke before a large crowd saying, “We are marching today to remind people everywhere, our lawmakers especially, of the significance of science for our health and prosperity.” He says education has always been his mission: “The reason I made the ‘Science Guy’ show was quite deliberate. If we can get young people excited about science, then we have a shot. I knew I was fighting the fight.”
We wonder if Sheldon Amy and Leonard would have accompanyed Mayim Bialik and Bill Nye at the March for Science.