What makes me so angry about these people is the sheer idiocy and dangerous nature of the denial. If science was telling you that you had a horrible bacterial infection, would you take anti-biotics, or would you instead just make up some shit about how you don’t think science has all the answers and you are just going to rub some magic sticks on it and hope for the best. What if science told you that gravity is likely to cause your death should you jump from a high point, would you claim to know best and jump anyway? What is science told you the earth was warming due to the burning of fossil fuels, and that this warming has a very good chance of destabilizing the climate, causing massive human suffering and perhaps the collapse of our civilization. Would you stick your head in the sand and keep going about your day?
Why do people have no trouble trusting science for things like medicine, gravity, material sciences, optics, and a whole host of other things, but have so much trouble getting on the science bandwagon when it comes to things like evolution and global warming? Can someone explain that to me?