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If You Say 'Science Is Right,' You're Wrong

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If You Say 'Science Is Right,' You're Wrong

The COVID crisis has led many scientists to defend their enterprise—and to be sure, science needs defenders these days. But in their zeal to fight back against vaccine rejection and other forms of science denial, some scientists say things that just aren't true—and you can't build trust if the things you are saying are not trustworthy.

One popular move is to insist that science is right—full stop—and that once we discover the truth about the world, we are done. Anyone who denies such truths (they suggest) is stupid, ignorant, or fatuous.

From Scientific American
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