How Science Changed Our Thinking & Why We Need to Save It

Lately, I’ve been thinking about evidence and the process of verification. In light of Russian domestic doubt toward evidence of war crimes in Ukraine, severe skepticism toward the efficacy of vaccines, and the uprooting of the authority in institutions, many of us worry about the severity of the problem at hand.

That problem can be encapsulated in the sincere and ubiquitous doubt toward authority. I think some of that doubt is healthy. We should always question views. But with a healthy dose of skepticism, we should not lose many…

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