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Naomi Oreskes TEDTalks

Naomi Oreskes

May 2014

Oreskes, a historian of science, presents a talk on why it is that we should trust scientists. She presents the question of Faith vs. Science and then outlines three main problems that can be found in the world of scientific inquiry and how these issues can and should be addressed.

But it shouldn’t be blind trust any more than we would have blind trust in anything. Our trust in science, like science itself, should be based on evidence, and that means that scientists have to become better communicators. They have to explain to us not just what they know but how they know it, and it means that we have to become better listeners.

Naomi Oreskes: Why we should trust scientists