Tagged: expertise

Are experts really being ignored? - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Feb 20, 2017

A few months ago, I wrote a post on the role of “experts”, responding to a British journalist and author’s lament for the apparent willlingness of voters/societies to downplay, or even dismiss, the role of experts when it comes to making significant public policy decisions. In his column in yesterday’s Sunday Star-Times, local economist Shamubeel Eaqub returns to … Read More

An anti-fluoride trick: Impressing the naive with citations - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 04, 2016

Some of the over 140 references in Geoff Pain’s article. These references impress some people but are irrelevant to Pain’s arguments. One way to make an article look impressive is to use citations – the more you use, the more impressive. Well, so some people think. Again and again I find anti-fluoridation campaigners refer to the number of references in … Read More