The Cult of the Expert is Killing Science
It is argued that the Cult of the Expert is a manifestation of a new culture of active corruption, in which the findings of science are manipulated and misrepresented, to both politicians and the public, in the service of commercial and political interests. This situation causes perfectly justifiable public mistrust of "experts" and threatens to kill off the whole institution of science as a trustworthy way of understanding the world.
Keywords:science, cult, expert, scientist, human nature, health risk, cell phone, electromagnetic
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