Actually, it can be. The majority of people believed the Earth was flat for a very long time, it's not flat. The majority is also wrong more often than not, so basing anything on the majority is folly.
So if the majority is wrong more often than not, then democracy is wrong. Or rather, that democracy may begin as an ideal, but then degenerates into tyranny as a result of a malformed, or ill-informed public, governed by elitists and oligarchs.
You have just lent credence to my statement that science is conflated with science, and then tends toward a path of destruction.
It is counterintuitive that we think humanity is progressing because of science but is actually making humanity regress toward destruction.
Dependence on science has become the opiate of the people(with their malformed/ill-formed knowledge, and religion the remedy.