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Anyone can claim to be an expert these days. Flickr/Alan Cleaver

Why we need to listen to the real experts in science

If we want to use scientific thinking to solve problems, we need people to appreciate evidence and heed expert advice. But the Australian suspicion of authority extends to experts, and this public cynicism…
Wrong about migrants, wrong about benefits, wrong about choice of headgear. Torsten Reimer (

British people are wrong about everything: here’s why

People are wildly wrong when we ask them about many aspects of life in Britain, as shown in a new survey by Ipsos MORI for the Royal Statistical Society and King’s College London. We think one in four…

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