Politicizing science is nothing new: it happened to Ben Franklin
Ethan Siegel

The problem today is some scientists have formed a religion called the Progressive Orthodoxy.

In this Orthodox Church, any politics or science that disagrees with their opinions from the same data is blasphemy, “incontrovertible” is the exact phrase.

So it is a good analogy, but the religious zealots are a small but vocal group of scientists.

Which is a problem indeed, of course real American Scientists will overcome the Progressive Orthodoxy, a movement started a few years ago actually.