When we first checked in on the March for Science, there was little more than a skeletal web page and a pledge that the march was open to “anyone who values empirical science. That’s it.”

Well, not quite. The organizers did declare early on that there were certain things they accepted “as facts with no alternatives,” including anthropogenic global warming and evolution. And there were some bugs to work out in the mission statement when it came to ensuring diversity and inclusiveness.

The March for Science was absolutely about science, and since march co-chair Bill Nye declared earlier in the day that science is political, there was no reason the event had to shy away from politics.

Even if he was just another white male dominating the conversation, Nye called out his fellow white males in positions of power who are “deliberately ignoring and actively suppressing science.”

Nye really did have a cozy relationship with the Obama White House, flying on Air Force One from D.C. to the Everglades to draw attention to climate change, so it’s no surprise he’s more at home among the resistance these days.

CNN’s three-minute clip does label Bill Nye a scientist (fact check, please), but there appears to be some footage missing that causes it to skip from some political talk to scientists saving the world, a pretty transparent plug for his new Netflix series, “Bill Nye Saves the World.”

So, there’s the March for Science for you. Any questions?

They really do. Chalk that up next to evolution and man-made global warming as another of those facts without an alternative.

Government funding of research is clearly a goal; Nye named clean water and reliable electricity as just two of the benefits science has brought to the world, so who knows what the government hopes to find with million-dollar-plus experiments like “mudskipper on a treadmill.”

Another of those taxpayer funded research projects last year involved observing if female moneys spent more time observing male monkeys’ genitals in front of a red background, which reminds us …

Here again is that clip of Bill Nye (in front of a blue background) doing his comedy act before he developed the “science guy” character and found work as a TV host and fame as America’s preeminent scientist.

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