Yes, The Prophet of the Lovely Star summed up the A.’.A.’. program as “The Method of Science, the Aim of Religion” so ya figger that having some acquaintance with science per se would be useful to those addressing any part of that Order’s cirriculum, whether as an aspirant or a dabbler. Ergo Natilus Magazine could be of interest. Here’s what they say:
“Nautilus believes the methodology of science remains one of the great advances of humankind — and that its stories, properly told, are epic poems in progress, and deserve to stand alongside the great stories of history.
“We were founded in 2013 by John Steele as a non-profit and published with institutional philanthropic financial support from the John Templeton Foundation and several other science institutions and philanthropies.
“In 2019, Nautilus was acquired by an ownership group of super-fans dedicated to continuing the mission of expanding scientific inquiry and its connection to the human spirit. ”
For more info – https://nautil.us/join/.