Recently posted a question about dangers of operating a thermonuclear reactor and in the opening paragraph used a little bit of narration about importance of obtaining a sustainable source of energy such as nuclear fusion because of the climate change and the human suffering caused by fossil fuel wars:
Abandoning fossil fuels and obtaining a sustainable, practically unlimited, source of energy should be a prime goal of scientific research in physics because the climate change related to use of fossil fuels threatens the very existence of this civilization, and the endless wars over oil cause immeasurable human suffering.
This was blasted and down-voted by a single user as
dominated by meaningless, tendentious, and absurd ideology (about "climate change")
and this paragraph was afterwards edited out by another user.
While it is my understanding that there is a broad consensus about the reality of climate change in the scientific community and therefore the comment was inappropriate and over the top on that level too, my basic question is if narration and subjective opinions should be allowed or even encouraged here @ Physics SE?
The way I see it, the purpose of that first paragraph of my question was to put the question in a perspective that a lot of people can relate to and that is why it made sense to have it there in the first place.
Personally, I see no harm in this approach, after all, the scientist who did most to popularize the science, like Carl Sagan, were heavy on narration and opinions and had the great ability to explain scientific concepts in terms understandable to a much wider audience than the scientific community alone. While I'm sure some purists would love that all communication here was within strict language of physics and dominated by equations and I see nothing wrong in majority of the questions being asked and answered in that manner, at the same time why would it be wrong to use some narration and subjective opinions to make the communication more interesting and approachable to people who are not physicists and cannot communicate at that level?