Instapundit notes that a common theme among the science fetishists has been disproven. Scientifically:
The more people know about science, the less they believe in global warming. “The conventional explanation for controversy over climate change emphasizes impediments to public understanding: Limited popular knowledge of science, the inability of ordinary citizens to assess technical information, and the resulting widespread use of unreliable cognitive heuristics to assess risk. A large survey of U.S. adults (N = 1540) found little support for this account. On the whole, the most scientifically literate and numerate subjects were slightly less likely, not more, to see climate change as a serious threat than the least scientifically literate and numerate ones.”
It would be very interesting to see a similar study done of those who are skeptical of TE(p)NSBMGDaGF. On the anecdotal level, we’ve already seen that it was the evolutionary true believers who didn’t know that sexual selection is a form of natural selection. And we already know that biologists tend to be innumerate.