Each year millions of people start January with a set of New Year’s resolutions with the goal of improving their lives in some way. By the end of January, a third or more of all New Year’s resolutions are broken. Here’s a link to a study on resolutions for the 2014 calendar year.
This year I’m making what is not so much a resolution but a wish. I’m wishing for a greater spread of science and reason throughout society. If society placed a much greater emphasis on science and reason, the world would be a much better place.
I’m not just making a wish, however. I’m going to do my little bit to support the spread of science and reason. I will be posing more science updates on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc., to share with others. The more one is exposed to science the greater likelihood they will let science and reason guide their daily activities.
In addition to posting science updates, I’ll be writing my elected representatives frequently, asking them to support science. These letters will focus on specific science issues as appropriate at the time. I’ll also be making sure any donations to charities I make are science-related or guided by science. In other words, I won’t be donating to places such as the Salvation Army, who continue to discriminate against the LGBTQ community.
A New Year’s resolution is yours to make if you so choose, but I encourage you to increase your efforts of spreading science and reason. It won’t happen by itself! Science and reason need you in 2015!