(a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist/cosmologist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of cosmic catastrophes
It’s not that “Contagion” didn’t anticipate Trump. It’s that they put him in the role of a conspiracy theory blogger, not the president.
@ben_hr It's been kind of fascinating watching this debate because there seem to be EXTREMELY strong convictions on one side that it's OBVIOUS that masks should be worn and the other side of the argument, "actually this is a complicated question, " is mostly just shouted down.
@TheJeremyHaynes Man you think this is a vacation? You think we’re all on some kind of fancy sabbatical here? The global pandemic killing hundreds of thousands of people and plunging countless others into poverty is a fun long weekend to you? That’s honestly how you experience this?
Retweet if it's by absolute sheer meaningless luck that you weren't born in Syria with bombs falling all around you, desperate for refuge.
[Cake voice] We’re KEEPING our DISTANCE We’re all QUARANTINED We stay alone (ALL ALONE), for our friends in their time of NEED
Stating scientific facts about the atmosphere of our planet is not and must not be "politics." Reality should not be a political stance.