Science, pseudoscience and misinformation

From Jorge D Faccinetti –  Why so many reasonable people doubt science?

Science does not equal truth and does not claim to equal truth. It does, however, provide the best-known method for arriving at the truth. This article “The Mistrust of Science” from New Yorker staff writer Atul Gawande, a surgeon and public health researcher, delves into science as a commitment to a systematic way of thinking designed to explain things.  Here’s an excerpt from the New Yorker article:

Science’s defenders have identified five hallmark moves of pseudoscientists. They argue that the scientific consensus emerges from a conspiracy to suppress dissenting views. They produce fake experts, who have views contrary to established knowledge but do not actually have a credible scientific track record. They cherry-pick the data and papers that challenge the dominant view as a means of discrediting an entire field. They deploy false analogies and other logical fallacies. And they set impossible expectations of research: when scientists produce one level of certainty, the pseudoscientists insist they achieve another.

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