Sep 1, 2017

The Ignorance of Experts

In a 1996 talk to high-school science teachers, the great physicist Richard Feynman said:
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts ... If they say to you, 'Science has shown such and such,' you might ask, 'How does science show it? How did the scientists find out? How? What? Where?'  
"It should not be 'science has shown' but 'this experiment, this effect, has shown.' And you have as much right as anyone else, upon hearing about the experiments--but be patient and listen to all the evidence--to judge whether a sensible conclusion has been arrived at.
Source: "What is Science?" Fotuva.org

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