… which turns out to be science budget cuts:
Apocalypse soon, if we keep on cutting science
… the US government – or parts of it – are reopening the door to the four horsemen through a radical retrenchment of the science programme.
Scientists are sometimes criticised for exaggerating the importance of their work, but I think they underplay it. Science is the main force that keeps the horsemen at bay. The US still leads the world in science spending overall. But if the spectacular shrinkage of government science funding continues, we will be inviting all four of them into our homes.
Trouble is, it’ll probably get worse. Will they blame the ID theorists for it? Let’s see.