You may be right in what you say about t…

You may be right in what you say about the link between education and regard for science, but I’m not sure; it depends on what actual survey questions are behind that statistic. (I couldn’t tell.) Did the survey ask “Do you base your beliefs on scientific principles?”, or did it ask “Do you believe what scientists tell you?”

The distinction matters because, in my opinion, many “scientists” do not actually engage in science (especially where climate change is concerned). I worry that many people liberal-arts graduates have not learning critical thinking; they have rather learned a certain world view, endorsed by the academics, and have been actively discouraged from questioning it. Such people might claim a high regard for science without really understanding what science is: a methodology, not a system of beliefs.

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