We Ignore Expertise at Our Own Peril

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Hurricane Dorian seen from the MODIS imager on Terra, August 31, 2019. NASA.

We seem to now live in an age where people are comfortable ignoring experts, especially those in the sciences.

You may have noticed that Hurricane Dorian didn’t hit Alabama. Depending on the circles in which you run, you might think it was a “close call” or a completely mistaken statement that Alabama was ever in any real danger from the hurricane. However, what is clear is that when experts in meteorology — the

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