It's an epic battle between Weenie Deenie, and the Horrible Hippo! I don't think either of them will be good for Science.
Speaking of Science, this latest trend to destroy rational thought is, in itself, a scientific experiment. If everybody goes to Small Town Group Think, then what are the consequences? How long can this cycle last before we are racked by big disasters? Usually, we'll get a wake-up call, like the Soviet Sputnik, and we'll start a science cycle all over again.