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Despite debates about scientific certainty, we do not need 100 percent consensus on a scientific claim to accept it as true.
Science is always undertaken from a definite point of view, a new book concedes. But it enlarges our knowledge of the world through the interplay of different perspectives.
Building public trust requires far more than the conveyance of facts and instruction in scientific thinking.
The more someone knows about us, the more they can influence us. We can wield democratic power only if our privacy is protected.
The “scientific method” of high school textbooks does not exist. But there are scientific methods, and they play an essential role in making scientific knowledge reliable.
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