Here is an excellent chart that describes what I consider one of the real tragedies during my lifetime, the complete politicization of science. Real scientific work and progress assumes that current knowledge is actually wrong and is constantly hypothesis testing to get a more accurate picture of reality. The bullshit we see called science, and even worse, the ideological know-nothings who couldn’t read and understand a piece of research if their life depended on it but try to tell us they are just following the science, have destroyed the credibility of this beautiful, most important of all human disciplines. If scientific organizations and journals don’t pull back and just completely stay out of politics and if they don’t encourage actual rigorous experimental designs and replication of results, they deserve exactly what they will get, a credibility rating of zero. CV-19 has become a perfect example of this.