Science Skepticism

Jun 14, 2016

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Why does the public often view science with doubt and distrust? From issues like climate change to vaccinations to GMOs, people question the validity of scientific evidence. What explains this phenomenon, and how does it affect societal attitudes today?

Guests:

Prof. David Hecht, assistant professor of history at Bowdoin College

Prof. Ivan Fernandez, professor of soil science at University of Maine

Dr. Laura Blaisdell, pediatrician with InterMed and clinical study coordinator for the National Children's Study