This sort of thing could put science on a forced march to a dark age:
… the dominance of postmodernist thought in recent decades has entirely undermined the traditional idea of how to carry out research.
Postmodernists fundamentally challenge the very concept of “truth”. Their truth is that there is no truth. Once someone accepts the premise that no such thing as truth exists — and believes that everything is merely a struggle for power, and that truth (or untruth) is just a matter of personal perspective — then the very ideal of scholarship as “a quest for truth” makes no sense. It becomes a waste of time.
These scholars-in-name-only are, in fact, activists. And once these activist-scholars have abandoned the pursuit of truth, they cease to work within constraints or remain grounded. They are thus free to pursue their ideological goals in all sorts of ways — and begin to assist their preferred group (or groups) in their struggle to achieve power within their departments, and at their institutions and universities. Charlie Weimers, “Forced march of the academics” at MercatorNet
We may need to prepare for truckloads of “research” that can’t be defended on a factual basis, done by and for people for whom “facts” are problematic in principle.
The real war on science is from within.
See also: The progressive war on science takes dead aim at math
Which side will atheists choose in the war on science? They need to re-evaluate their alliance with progressivism, which is doing science no favours.