Historian: So, how do we best respond to our new era of evidence-free policy making? We know that when cultural identity clashes with evidence, then cultural identity is reinforced by the threat. And, this effect is greater in people having greater science comprehension. What do we do?
Physicist: First we can contribute to organizations which work for evidence-based human rights progress. Second, we can learn about cultural cognition [link] [link]. Thirdly, having learned about cultural cognition, having learned that we might appeal to curious persons whose pleasure learning unexpected things is a greater motivator than their cultural identity, we can try to appeal to that.