Why Trust a Scientist?

Written By
Angie Scott

Participants: Niraj Lal, Rachel Ankeny, Cheryl Praeger, Karen Ferry and Norman Swan

In a world where misinformation and mistrust thrive, fake news can go viral and conspiracy theories are more popular than ever – science is under attack. Opinions trump facts and truth is no longer absolute. Why should we trust scientists? Or perhaps more tellingly, what does it mean if we can’t?

Written By
Angie Scott