Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Can we really trust scientists?

As science makes giant leaps forward in fields ranging from genomics to renewable energy, it feels as though we may be edging closer to solving some of world’s big and complex challenges.

Yet there is a major obstacle to overcome: trust.

A recent survey by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Pew Research Center suggests a sizeable gap exists between scientists and broader public opinion across a host of issues including climate change, genetic modification, space research and vaccines.

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