The decline of trust in science is probably as much due to the politicisation of science as to scientifically ignorant people displaying the Dunning Kruger effect.

There is also a lot of suspicion about the reliance of modern science on mathematical models and for good reason. The conclusions drawn from results of mathematical modeling are not "scientific proof" but subjective interpretations of data. And as such those conclusions are subject to the "Bayesean inference" effect.

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