"The conflict isn’t about science,’ Goldenberg says. ‘It’s a conflict about
much deeper values, and the science serves as placeholders for arguing out
value disputes.’ Scientists try to fight with facts, assuming the public just
doesn’t know what’s going on, while the public gets angrier because it’s not
being listened to"
This is a key point - it's really difficult for people who have spent
considerable effort gaining knowledge to really listen to the concerns of
people who are clueless in that area. Most of what they worry about is
completely wrong, and it's hard not to just point this out. But nobody likes
to be told they are wrong, even (or especially!) when that's coupled with a
Via Lionel Lauer.
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