Is there a loss of trust(worthiness) in science?
In February 2018, ALLEA gathered together scholars from European academies of sciences and humanities at the British Academy in London. They discussed the notions of the alleged loss of trust in research and evidence, its underlying causes, and questions on how valid knowledge can and should be acquired and communicated.
When Experts Disagree | Video Gallery
- What are the best ways to understand and deal with peer disagreement among scientific experts who advise policy makers on politically and economically sensive areas such as climate change?
- What are the optimal strategies for choosing and trusting one set of expert opinion over a dissenting one?
- What is the impact of disagreement among scientific experts on policy decisions as well as on the formation of public opinion?
What we don't understand about trust. | TED talk by Onora O'Neill
“The aim [in society] is to have more trust. Well frankly, I think that’s a stupid aim,” says Onora O’Neill in her TED talk, What we don’t understand about trust. She argues that the aim to build more trust is a cliché, and instead what we need is more trustworthiness. Here O’Neill gives a more nuanced picture of how to trust more intelligently, based on her criteria for trustworthiness.
A Question of Trust | BBC Reith Lectures by Onora O'Neill
- Spreading Suspicion
- Trust and Terror
- Called to Account
- Trust and Transparency
- Licence to Deceive