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Big Crowds Expected for ‘March for Science’ Events in Flagstaff, Tucson, Phoenix

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Arizona Daily Sun discusses the March for Science events in Arizona with Marlo Lewis. 

But opponents say that scientists engaging in activism is a slippery slope.

“Very few of them (scientists) have thought critically about the natures of science and politics and how those things differ,” said Marlo Lewis, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

“All too often they have no clue that when they behave like partisan hacks in the name of science, they politicize science and undermine public trust in science,” Lewis said.

Despite organizers claims that they are not targeting Trump, critics note that many of the issues driving the march – cuts to Environmental Protection Agency funding, the roll-back of environmental regulations and reductions to research programs – are all administration proposals.

Lewis said the march will make ordinary people skeptical about those who participate in the protest, and can “corrupt scientific judgement.”

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