People talk as if science were this pure thing – always noble, and performed by the upper echelon of earth-bound angels in spotless white coats. May I be permitted to break the illusion? Well, Santa Clause is a made up story, NASA faked the Moon landing, and science is bedevilled by the usual suspects which afflict most human endeavour. Anybody asking for empirical evidence may wish to consider the point at which corporate interest, profit, and the forces of the market economy of the West began to dominate every other facet of human existence. Science was not immune. Now that the faithful disciples of scientism have got a hold of the thing we once knew as “Science”, it was always heading for demotion to a second-rate form of entertainment and tool of the cabal.