In the video above, Neil deGrasse Tyson argues an important point that I very much agree with — everyone should become literate in science! Not just scientists, but everyone! Even if you devote your life to 16th century French Literature, you should still be able to attain a basic scientific literacy to interact in this world.
Furthermore, it’s extremely important that every politician have at least some basic understanding of scientific principals. In today’s ever-advancing technological society, it would be irresponsible to regulate national policy without understanding what is going on in the world.
Anyway, hopefully this site helps out in this effort at least a little bit.