Naomi Oreskes:
Why we should trust scientists

TEDSalon NY2014 · 19:14 · Filmed May 2014
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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.

Historian of science
Naomi Oreskes is a historian of science who uses reason to fight climate change denial. Full bio
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