The world is not going to end, period.*
My husband and I were talking about the whole false equivalency thing in political coverage, and he noted that it was really doing a number on the LHC too. I'm sure everyone here knows this, but seriously, there is NOTHING to worry about. And science writers have been lax to give the quacks a voice here. (See my new sig line, which applies to both science and politics these days...)
*Edit: Well, not because of the Large Hadron Collider anyway...