Scientists and the public agree on very little when it comes to climate change, childhood vaccine requirements and more, but both groups feel more pessimistic about the direction of science, according to a new study released today from the Pew Research Center.


ZippityZoppity:

It's a very interesting situation that has slowly arisen. A lot of people will rely on scientific findings for various things, but when some of those conflict with their beliefs cognitive dissonance engages and suddenly, "Science isn't always right," or "We should be wary of every discovery".

And people are right - we should be wary of every new discovery and article because sometimes science isn't always right. However, it's still bizarre which subjects and evidence people are willing to accept and which ones they're not.


posted by Mindwolf: 1415 days ago