Can you tell us who these people are who are afraid of science/
The only people whom I can think of who are consistently, as a group,
afraid of science or scientists are people who are either heavily
in a belief system that runs contrary to nature, or are even more
involved in convincing others of one, whether they believe it or not.
This is neither unique nor necessarily common among religious
persons, some famous scientists were clergy, Gregor Mendel
I'm thinking more along the lines of various con-artists, psychics,
fraudulent medical practitioners, that sort of thing.
They fear and hate science and scientists because it is science that
proves them wrong, culpable, or criminal and it is scientists who
can do so.
For instance, I only just today received a note from a dentist
who is on the advisory board of a group that exists to raise
awareness about medical fraud. He wrote, in part:
I have also found that with people with delusionary,
grandiose borderline personality disorders that attempting
to communicate with them in any way yields only more lies,
defamations, and hostility.
I really can't think of any honest and sane people who are afraid
of scientists. Many are apprehensive about science education
because the find it a hard subject, but plenty of other people
feel the same way about other subjects--Art for example.
So what is the next question, why are people afraid of art/artists?
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