First of all, welcome to Discern. And welcome to our side.
Second. Science is hard. And probably scary because of that fact. And even if you are no more than mildly interested in the subject, it takes work to stay up to date with the latest findings in the various fields. Pre-internet you had to subscribe to magazines and such. Now you have to at least have RSS feeds coming in from an assortment of science blogs. That you check regularly. And if you're not willing to do that, either you have no scientific knowledge or what you do have is dated, depending on when you went to elementary and high school. And where.
If all you remember was that dissecting frogs was either icky or cool and the periodic table was confusing, you may well not know much about anything scientific. And if you toss into the mix the inculcation into your religion of choice, especially one that does not prize human discovery, then you have had two doses of ignorance and that clearly disqualifies you from making major decisions on subjects of importance. Like science.
If the only flash card you ever memorized had a question mark on one side and "God did it" on the other, you don't have the tools to consider contrasting opinions, let alone contradictory information.