I think science-driven decision making is really what we need, not more ideological dogma.
When you put all your faith in one group of people to make policy, you end up with a policy that’s more focused on their interests than the interests of the public, which is where the debate in science fiction really begins.
But I’m not sure that science-led decision making really serves the public well.
A science-directed policymaking approach would be much better than the one that has a big ideological bias in favor of the religious right and anti-science activists.
And I don’t think that that’s a good thing for the future of science fiction.
Science-based policymaking would be a way to avoid that sort of bias and also help foster the kind of collaborative and open discourse that’s really important in a democratic society.