“In Science We Trust” Billboard in Wisconsin Features Darwin with a Face Mask February 12, 2021

“In Science We Trust” Billboard in Wisconsin Features Darwin with a Face Mask

In honor of Charles Darwin‘s birthday today, the Freedom From Religion Foundation just put up this billboard in Madison, Wisconsin, urging people to follow the science and wear face masks:

The billboard message exhorts: “In Science We Trust: Masks On. Sleeves Up. Stay Safe.” The billboard went up yesterday and will be displayed for a month.

“The pandemic has proven the importance of science to the welfare and future of humanity,” says Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF co-president. “Irrational resistance to the application of science in the pandemic, including by the Jan. 6 insurrectionists and even the Wisconsin Legislature, has shown the dangers of anti-science viewpoints.”

It’s ironic that the billboard brings together two controversial ideas — evolution and dealing with COVID — that shouldn’t be controversial at all because they’re proven beyond a reasonable doubt. And yet both have their naysayers, fueled by ignorance and refusal to accept reality because it might interfere with their other irrational beliefs.

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