Are We All Scientific Experts Now?

Are We All Scientific Experts Now? Harry M. Collins
  • Title: Are We All Scientific Experts Now?
  • Author: Harry M. Collins
  • ISBN: 9780745682037
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Are We All Scientific Experts Now? Harry M. Collins Are We All Scientific Experts Now To ordinary people science used to seem infallible Scientists were heroes selflessly pursuing knowledge for the common good More recently a series of scientific scandals frauds and failures have l
    To ordinary people, science used to seem infallible Scientists were heroes, selflessly pursuing knowledge for the common good More recently, a series of scientific scandals, frauds and failures have led us to question science s pre eminence Revelations such as Climategate, or debates about the safety of the MMR vaccine, have dented our confidence in science.In this provTo ordinary people, science used to seem infallible Scientists were heroes, selflessly pursuing knowledge for the common good More recently, a series of scientific scandals, frauds and failures have led us to question science s pre eminence Revelations such as Climategate, or debates about the safety of the MMR vaccine, have dented our confidence in science.In this provocative new book Harry Collins seeks to redeem scientific expertise, and reasserts science s special status Despite the messy realities of day to day scientific endeavor, he emphasizes the superior moral qualities of science, dismissing the dubious default expertise displayed by many of those outside the scientific community Science, he argues, should serve as an example to ordinary citizens of how to think and act, and not the other way round.
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    1. A while back, some e mails from climate change researchers were circulated widely One takeaway by many people Climate change is phony and the advocates of it are trying to employ political muscle Or vaccination science We heard people saying that vaccinations at least some of them can lead to autism and that parents should have the right to refuse having their children immunized In the process, herd immunity is compromised and key studies undergirding this concern are deeply flawed.This brief vo [...]

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    2. Excellent Accessible and timely, this concise little book is just what the doctor ordered to combat people who believe doctors orders are nothing special Makes a very convincing case for why specialized expertise of the scientists should maintain its preeminence in public discussions.

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    3. slow clap An absolutely necessary book for anyone and everyone, wish I d read it sooner Collins builds a poignant case for the special authority of scientific expertise in public debates, laying bare the default expertise of the lay see what I did there public outside of what he defines as the core set of the scientific community His arguments are easy to follow as he navigates the reader through a number of notoriously familiar examples of science denial Climategate, MMR and autism, tobacco lob [...]

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    4. This was a pretty good book overall I certainly think that his idea that science generally knows what it is doing is one that needs to be reiterated today And that most people don t know even to argue about it However it felt like he really wanted to write a book in response to the anti vaccine people but didn t have the gumption to do so directly.It was a fairly easy and quick read, though there was some things I disliked First, in the first chapter he says that sciences studies has come in thr [...]

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    5. An exceptionally clear and bright exposition of the uses and abuses of scientific expertise Already twelve years ago Collins introduced the concept of interactional expertise , which was an eye opener to many Now he has completed the picture Introducing several additional types of expertise, he manages to find order in a seemingly endless number of scandals by explaining the underlying mechanisms and misunderstandings of how scientific knowledge is produced and applied.The only thing I find puzz [...]

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    6. An accessible summary of Collins s earlier work on expertise and three waves of science studies Merits of the book an appeal to sober appreciation of science, without exaggerating its scope, idealising its practices, or sanctifying its practitioners useful classicifaction of types of expertise and their likely roles stressing the prominence of interactional expertise shortness of the book What I disliked about this book passing over the personal and social complexities of everyday activities of [...]

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    7. A good review and refresher of Collins other books that s very accessible.The answer was a little obvious We re all experts but we re not all scientific experts Collins seems to put the scientist on a moral pedestal, assume that they have to be, and in most cases are, moral than the layman a claim I believe to not have enough evidence to support it That being said, one could probably write several books on that topic.Collins engages on a good discussion of both climategate and the MMR vaccine d [...]

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    8. Collins tackles public policy issues involving science, drawing from his model of expertise and deep understanding of both public policy making and the sociology of science The book offers a rebuttal of the anti vaccination movement, his explanation of what we should really learn from the Climategate scandal, and other relevant issues.

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    9. Great little book After reading it I am an expert on expertise

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