Science is AMAZING, but unfortunately, it is currently being defunded all around the world. Fortunately, you can make a difference. Start by watching this video, and then use democracy to help the world progress to a better tomorrow.
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Malthus John says
There is no war on science, there is only a 'war' to control science, because people largely agree on its output, and this equates to market approval.
There is no political party to vote for that will 'save science'. The left/right paradigm, and 2 party system are anti-science, and market-based. Their fundamental design is a fallacy unto itself, and fallacies cannot be part of a valid argument, which is the basis for science.
There is also no actual defunding of science. There is only a shift from public to private sources, where private hands can control it, and use it to gain more power and acceptance.
Applied science, and engineering are an important part of science, but cannot support the institution by themselves. As long as science is being funded and controlled by private hands, funds will not roll to the fundamental level, where basic, pure research is done (without hope for profits).
Next, the state is being manipulated through financial corruption to increase privatization in other allied areas, like so-called intellectual property. These are anti-innovation, and anti-science as well. Transparency, collaboration, and Open Access are all integral parts of the scientific method, and the antithesis of centralized monopolization of information.
So in the end, it is not really accurate to blame 'society', when it is the government, in the hands of elitist corporate entities that are buggering up the system that allows the natural process of science to happen.