A new conspiracy theory, promoted by Sen. Rand Paul, vilifies Dr. Fauci and attempts to tie him to the notion that the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was engineered in and leaked from the Wuhan Institute for Virology. The scientific evidence says otherwise on all counts. (SUSAN WALSH-POOL/GETTY IMAGES)

How America’s Big Science Literacy Mistake Is Coming Back To Haunt Us

Without these two elements, we’re doomed to fail.

Ethan Siegel
Sep 16 · 11 min read

In this day and age, it’s virtually impossible to have sufficient expertise to figure out what the complete, comprehensive, scientifically validated truth surrounding any issue is. Unless you yourself have spent many years studying, researching, and actively…