Science is continually changing with new findings and discoveries. When people reject these findings, we end up in a position where we can’t make intelligent decisions about important matters.
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Naomi Oreskes explores how the trustworthiness of scientific claims derives from the rigorous vetting they go through.She discusses how people need a more realistic view of science’s strengths and weaknesses, so when mistakes do inevitably happen, we don’t discredit science completely.
Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. A world-renowned geologist, historian and public speaker, she is a leading voice on the role of science in society and the reality of anthropogenic climate change.
This talk was recorded on 13th April 2021.
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