Trust science…

That’s an interesting concept.

Science is about proof not trust. If we’re going to have people say, “Science is truth, believe it.” We’re missing the point. We need better methods of communicating the findings. The past research. The methodology and to do so in a way that interests the public.

It’s interesting how often the news interviews experts, and it’s almost always a simple conversation. “Can you give us your background?” is something that is always asked then they go into the expert’s opinion.

Why do we have to rely on the background of the expert?

There was a time when technology, such as radio, would only permit this, but today sharing data, research, and images are available. Why can’t a few minutes of visuals be put together? Stories, rather than words.

Science doesn’t need trust, it needs better messaging.