No, no, this is more than a peeve. It's BLOODY TERRIFYING!
There is one (1) person sitting as an MP in the House of Commons with a scientific research background.
Just to repeat that: THE PEOPLE WHO ARGUE AND MAKE THE LAWS HERE IN THE UK HAVE ONLY ONE SCIENTIST AMONGST THEM!!!
WTF? These are the people who decide what we can smoke, drink, eat, medicate with, use as power sources, the whole kit and caboodle, guns, guts and glory and only one of them has any concept of The Scientific Method, data gathering techniques or even what all those buttons on a scientific calculator are for! Bloody Hell. No wonder we're up to our necks in it. Evidence is in this article here.
Eris help us all...