Feyerabend declared the claim for the superiority of science an expression of cultural imperialism. This was but a teaser. He offered one unusual idea: legislation of a separation of science and state. The bandwagon effect of Bernard Shaw is the Matthew effect of Robert Merton. Its role is to keep establishments in power. Dislike for it raises Feyerabend’s popularity. His proposal to legislate a separation of science and state is in parallel to the proposal to separate church and state. That proposal is to limit the power of the church to the community; in parallel, the new proposal is to limit the power of the scientific establishment to the scientific community. The contrary idea of a state church should have as its parallel the idea of state science, as practiced in totalitarian regimes.