Posted by: Mark Waser | Sep 29, 2011

What a scientist knows about science (or, the limits of expertise).

An excellent article by Janet D. Stemwedel on her Scientific American BlogDoing Good Science“.



  1. Thanks for sharing. I suppose most people don’t understand a crucial point (one of the items in the article), that we usually do lend an ear to the expert opinion, because it is very likely that they have a clue. That does not mean we don’t listen to the opinion of the inexpert, but extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence as Sagan would have said.

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