"Science Scares Me"
It's always a surprise when I hear that.
Science can be weird, sometimes, yeah.
But to actually express fear?
Fear of what?
The next time I hear "I'm afraid of science" from a friend, I need to poke them more to clarify.
However, there are a few possibilities, I can guess at right off the bat:
1) Science scares them the way math, history, grammar, or classical literature might scare them: it was a topic that was a problem for them in school and they'd rather not be reminded of it.
2) Science scares them in an almost philosophical way: scientific explanations take everything that they experience in their lives and, because it attempts to explain it all in minute, purely mechanical detail, takes all the humanity - all the mystery - out of life.
3) Science scares them as a source of doom. As Ben Stein stunningly says, "science leads you to killing people".
You know I wonder if it's like this...