But here’s the thing. The reason science really matters runs deeper still. Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that’s precise, predictive and reliable — a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional. To be able to think through and grasp explanations — for everything from why the sky is blue to how life formed on earth — not because they are declared dogma but rather because they reveal patterns confirmed by experiment and observation, is one of the most precious of human experiences.And the opposite of it is called, well, conspiracy theory ---the game of blaming everything to neo liberals, marxists, foreign power, own weaknesses, capitalism, socialism, infidels, (....insert whatever you want...).
Alas, it seems that even many of our educated class, self-declared scientist, and supposedly respectable media just love it.