Posts by Matt Bump

The War on Drugs Is a War on People

The War on Drugs Is a War on People

This an important message from one of the main founders of SLM, Matt Bump, which has had a terrible fate thrust upon him by a combination of unfortunate circumstances and broken policies. Please take a moment to read this and let us know what you think of the issue. The War on Drugs Is a […]

Bill Passes Arizona Senate: Raises serious concerns about...

Bill Passes Arizona Senate: Raises serious concerns about first amendment.

If you believe in the right to organize in peaceful protest like we do here at SLM, you understand that no movement is supposed to be defined by it’s bad apples.

Why I’m raising money to march for science

Why I’m raising money to march for science

When I was a student in 1st grade I avidly read 20-page books about very typical young kid things like football teams. But when I stumbled upon detailed scientific picture books, I found myself checking out the books about volcanoes and tornadoes and hurricanes and dinosaurs too. These things had me interested in learning about […]

America today, predicted by Sagan and Orwell

America today, predicted by Sagan and Orwell

Carl Sagan was a man of extraordinary vision and offered great insight into the world. In a very eerily similar way that George Orwell did. A time where the people were so lost in their daily life that the biggest threats to their long term existence were obscured and put on the back burner. Where […]

Donald Trump & Climate Change

Donald Trump & Climate Change

This has been a crazy year and I’m not sure how it will end. I have a deep foreboding that our planet and the many species inhabiting it are going to start disappearing more rapidly than they already are. NASA has gone on record to say that they are trying to convince Donald J. Trump […]

We are animals too.

I can’t help myself, the one thing as a man of science that I can’t stand is when people say and act like humans are not animals.  WE ARE ANIMALS. I will always make that point.  We are not special, and that’s where that wannabe differentiation comes from.  Have you seen a video of humans […]

A quick word on “Personal proof”

A quick word on “Personal proof”

I would support personal proof if it was also Universal. Universal evidence that is bound to the scientific method. Because in a way, you can personally witness proof of any said event or objective fact. It’s best understood when peer reviewed or under the scrutiny or viewing of another human being, several. Lots of people are […]

We live in a world where: (WK2)

We live in a world where: (WK2)

The Universe does not have a plan for you, in the sense that you might wish it would. Chemically it does, mathematically it does, with theories rigorously tested and confirmed over and over, we have unlocked some secrets.We know things we were never evolved to understand. It’s as if we can see the outline of an image, […]

We live in a world where: Weekly Superstition Update

We live in a world where: Weekly Superstition Update

This is the first part of a weekly update that will highlight silly and pseudo-scientific things that humans tend do do without really thinking about it.   We live in a world where…. Primates dress other primates in other species remains.. Where people are freaked out by genitalia.. Where persecuted people are blamed for wanting […]

Scientific literacy required to be a politician.

Today I come bearing the thoughts of others in our species’ short history such as Carl Sagan and Neil Degrasse Tyson. If the people making decisions for us are not scientifically literate who is going to care enough to make sure the whole public is scientifically literate? In this case do we really think Ted […]