"Science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment."
"An anti-intellectual is a person who believes that intellect and reason are less important than actions and emotions in solving practical problems and understanding reality."
The definition of 'conscience' => is an inner feeling (or voice) viewed as an acting guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's actions. Thus, if one discounts intellect and reason, then their level of consciousness operates at the emotional and physical level. The conscience follows.
Note: By giving too much sway to one's emotional being, one allows the subconscious too much influence, clout, influence, power, weight, authority, control. By giving too much weight to one's mental being, one risks becoming an intellectual idiot. There's no substitute for common sense when it comes to maintaining balance....