Title:   Why Trust Science
Author:   Oreskes Naomi
Publisher:   Princeton Uni Press
Binding:   Paperback
Edition:   2021
APN:   9780691212265 or ISBN(0691212260)
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Are doctors right when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global warming? Why should we trust science when so many of our political leaders don't? Naomi Oreskes offers a bold and compelling defense of science, revealing why the social character of scientific knowledge is its greatest strength – and the greatest reason we can trust it. Tracing the history and philosophy of science from the late nineteenth century to today, this timely and provocative book features a new preface by Oreskes and critical responses by climate experts Ottmar Edenhofer and Martin Kowarsch, political scientist Jon Krosnick, philosopher of science Marc Lange, and science historian Susan Lindee, as well as a foreword by political theorist Stephen Macedo.'This book should be mandatory reading for anyone who is part of the scientific endeavor.' – Elisabeth Gilmore, Science'Naomi Oreskes's Why Trust Science? should be read by progressives, conservatives, and everyone in between. It's an important, timely, and utterly compelling book.' – Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History