Who's afraid of science?

52% of people are scared of "unchecked scientific advancement"

Source: A Spark Toyota Prius YouGov Poll (an online survey polling British responders in September 2004, as reported in The Guardian’s Spark Magazine (third edition).

The following quote accompanying the article makes it clear what other frightening things were in the offing in this survey:

"With freak storms battering our cities, the threat of terrorism hanging like the sword of Damocles over the western world, mad cows, and even madder scientists fiddling with our DNA, there’s never been a better time to panic, right?"

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