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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x126 Naomi Oreskes: Why we should trust scientists
TV-PG

  • 2014-06-25T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Many of the world's biggest problems require asking questions of scientists — but why should we believe what they say? Historian of science Naomi Oreskes thinks deeply about our relationship to belief and draws out three problems with common attitudes toward scientific inquiry — and gives her own reasoning for why we ought to trust science.

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