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Conservatives, particularly those with college educations, have become dramatically more skeptical of science over the past four decades, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Sociological Review. Fewer than 35 percent of conservatives say they have a “great deal” of trust in the scientific community now, compared to nearly half in 1974.
The above paragraph contains the important bit: “scientific community.” The headline should read “Conservatives don’t trust the scientific community.” When science becomes religion co-opted by the left the way it has in recent years, it’s no wonder. It has little to do with science or with conservatives going to church. Rather, it is about science ceasing to be science when it blends with politics. When that happens it becomes a religion.
In truth, science isn’t any more rational than religion. Science has not been able to describe and explain everything in logical, rational terms. The universe has so far confounded all attempts by science to define and bound it. Until science can achieve this–if it can–it remains mere theory or opinion or suggestion, which means it’s no more objective than religious thought.