Study: Studies Ignored
People think an expert is an expert only if they agree with the expert’s conclusions (Science Daily).
“It is a mistake to think ‘scientific consensus,’ of its own force, will dispel cultural polarization on issues that admit scientific investigation,” said Kahan. “The same psychological dynamics that incline people to form a particular position on climate change, nuclear power and gun control also shape their perceptions of what ‘scientific consensus’ is.”
Posted by Will Baum, LCSW