In 2005, journalist Chris Mooney pub- lished a book titled “The Republican War on Science,” which documented the persistent tendency among many conservatives to reject any science that runs contrary to their ideological principles, whether it is climate science, evolutionary biology, or health-related findings that challenge industry interests.
Since then, things have gone worse in cases that remind us of the evilest experiences from recent authoritarian regimes.
Romero, A. 2017. The war on science grows deeper. The Edwardsville Intelligencer 13 December 2017, p. A3.