Thought for the month

“It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” Edmund Burke, politician (1729 – 97).

Friday, 6 January 2017

Have people had enough of experts?

The public is more likely to ignore experts if science is too easy. Reading popular science articles causes non-scientists to overrate their expertise, concludes a research study at the University of M√ľnster.

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