An Anglican priest teaching about climate change says people have a naïve view of how science really works.
Modern science can be difficult or complex for one person to understand and verify, especially a non-scientist. So who should we believe when scientific evidence is met with denial?
Controversial arguments and ideas should be listened to and open to public scrutiny. Only then can we expose those ideas found wanting and lacking any credibility.
It's easy to attribute the wrong cause to a mysterious phenomenon. But science has some tools to help you avoid these attribution errors.
Forensic scientists are trained to disprove claims. This sort of thinking is useful when you're trying to make sense of "miracle cures", "wonder drugs" and other fantastic claims.