Know Enough To Know What You Don’t Know?

“Those who were most opposed to genetically modified foods believed they were the most knowledgeable about this issue, yet scored the lowest on actual tests of scientific knowledge. In other words, those with the least understanding of science had the most science-opposed views, but thought they knew the most. Lest anyone think this is only an American phenomenon, the study was also conducted in France and Germany, with similar results.” NYT Upshot: Health Facts Aren’t Enough. Should Persuasion Become a Priority?

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