Why Trust Science?

By Naomi Oreskes

In a cultural moment when expert opinions are increasingly viewed with skepticism, Naomi Oreskes offers a compelling defense of science, its methods and its practitioners. Outlining the major tenets of reliable science, Oreskes explains how we can tell which experts to trust and why we should be open to the idea of more than one type of “scientific method.” An excellent resource for any effective altruist because, as Oreskes puts it, “without expertise, civilization would come to a standstill.”

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