Is science denial a psychological ailment? Podcast link scroll down.
If you start asking people who are not scientists
If you start asking people who are not scientists and do not make their mortgage payments from working in the science business then you will get other opinions about science and scientists outside the realm of science which would give you a greater view of the answer to this question. Your question implies that there is an issue or problem or tragedy within the human civilization regarding the affliction called in your words science denial.
When you are not an expert
To imply that an affliction is upon the human race when you are not an expert on human race afflictions is a little bit over the top. Do you think that the other 90 plus percent of the population who are not scientists and do not believe their lives are determined and regulated by science are complete idiots and should be overlooked and disregarded by you?
Please consider the rest the population and the rest of your neighbors.
My opinion to all of you who think that science is the God of all of our thinking and that they can regulate all of our movements I say to you please consider the rest of the population and the rest of your neighbors. They do care about you and your welfare so please reciprocate.
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