Nacho Libre is one of my favorite comedies—much to the chagrin of my wife and daughter. It’s drivel to them, but I find it rather brilliant. Still, I little imagined that Nacho’s hygiene-challenged sidekick, Esquelito (aka Steven), would come to so perfectly encapsulate America’s sudden and rather ridiculous obsession with science. “I don’t know why you have to be always judging me,” Steven laments, “because I only believe in science.” What makes this complaint so laughable is the fact that Steven’s knowledge of science is virtually nonexistent. He thinks eagle eggs will bestow magical powers, and he believes he and Nacho are sufficiently talented to be pro wrestlers. Spoiler alert: they’re not.