Science is hard
Science is not about people's opinions, politically correctness or superstition; it is about cold hard facts based on evidence, however discomforting they may be to some people.
It's so important to the future of our society that our children grow up with a firm understanding of basic science. Giving credence to superstitious nonsense will only hinder that.
It may sound harsh, but hard science is the only way we are going to eradicate diseases, solve energy problems, improve living conditions, provide transport, improve world-wide communications and stop climate change.