I believe the TRUE science!

Source: EconLog
by Scott Sumner

“In the blogosphere and on twitter I see lots of people wrestling with the question of whether we should ‘believe the science.’ It’s clear that they are searching for some sort of Reliable Epistemological Principle, and struggle to articulate exactly what that principle is. Clearly the ‘science’ is not always correct. So how do we know when to believe the science? And which scientists do we believe? Richard Rorty made a career arguing that there is no Reliable Epistemological Principle. We need to look at each claim being made, and try to the best of our ability to figure out if it is true. The fact that lots of experts believe something is true is certainly one piece of evidence that deserves serious consideration. But that’s all it is.” (07/20/21)