Upholding the Value of Expertise | GenomeWeb

Michael White at Adaptive Complexity responds to a recent Huffington Post piece written by Terry Newell, which bashes "the democratization of science," saying "who cares what the experts say?" Newell argues that relying on individuals' expertise fosters "skewed judgments on complex questions." He adds, "A majority that feels it can safely ignore science can

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