How did America rise up from modest beginnings to become the greatest country the world has ever known. We pioneered whole industries and all this required the greatest innovations in science and technology in the world.
Science is a fundamental part of what we are, but in this the 21st century when it comes time to make decisions about science it seems that people have lost the ability to judge what is true and what is not.
When there are people who don't know much about science in denial of science, and rising to power that is a recipe for the dismantling of our informed democracy.
The basis of science is finding what is true. When you have an established scientific truth, it is true whether you believe it or not.