Trust Issues

Trust Issues -

“A recent survey by the National Science Foundation found that a quarter of Americans did not know if the earth moved around the sun or vice versa. Meanwhile, 33 percent of Americans deny the reality of evolution and still believe that humans and the rest of the animal kingdom have always existed in their present form. Americans have extremely high expectations of and confidence in science and technology and think of it as a national priority—yet they also distrust its results. How to explain this?” —From "What Scientists Really Do," by Priyamvada Natarajan for the New York Review of Books, on three volumes that offer a view into how science actually works

6 years ago