It’s tough to have discussions about our technological society and make rational decisions if we don’t agree on basic scientific facts. "Since 1982, between 40% and 50% of adults in the United States say they hold the young Earth view that ‘God created humans in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years’ when Gallup asked for their views on the origin and development of human beings. A 2011 Gallup survey reports that 30% of U.S. adults say they interpret the Bible literally.“
This isn’t a problem in and of itself. The problem is if we face a technological challenge (such as climate change), we need a basic understanding and agreement on scientific method in order to be in a position to deal with the options and consequences of our decisions.