This is how things ought to be, alas it isn’t. But since that is a problem of valuing the truth over comfort/ideological purity/faith/tribal loyalty/etc., it’s well worth fighting the good fight over.
Exactly. Science can’t define values, but if it doesn’t inform judgments you wind up with stupidly formed bad judgments. If the science is telling you something that conflicts with your accepted beliefs, then your beliefs are wrong.