Only In It For The Gold: Neither Optimist nor Pessimist, Just Activist

Only In It For The Gold: Neither Optimist nor Pessimist, Just Activist.

"We must stop treating the natural world as something to exploit, and start realizing that it is our home. If we do that, we can thrive."

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Science: The #1 tool for activists. Yeah.

Not sure I get your point, Erayor...? (Assuming this is dry sarcasm)

Do you prefer activists to use ideology as their primary tool? Any activism should be motivated by reality and science is the best tool for understanding reality.

Besides, the post does not make any comment on the relationship of science to activism.