NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—There is a deep-seated fear among some Americans that an Ebola outbreak could make the country turn to science.
interviews conducted across the nation, leading anti-science activists
expressed their concern that the American people, wracked with anxiety
over the possible spread of the virus, might desperately look to science
to save the day.
a very human reaction,” said Harland Dorrinson, a prominent
anti-science activist from Springfield, Missouri. “If you put them under
enough stress, perfectly rational people will panic and start believing
Additionally, he worries about a
“slippery slope” situation, “in which a belief in science leads to a
belief in math, which in turn fosters a dangerous dependence on facts.”
Some Fear Ebola Outbreak Could Make Nation Turn to Science