We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Rather than not trusting scientists, I think we will be much more careful of self-styled scientists who withhold their data for review or use abtruse mathematics to claim definitive results. Never forget that the basic tenet of science is that one must be able to reproduce the results at will. Anything less is a foundation for chicanery.