Post Tagged with: "Expertise"

Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn III attends a  television interview on the Australian late news show "Late Line" in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 15, 2010. DoD Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison (RELEASED)

Freedom of Speech and Pure Science in the Digital Holocene

In political science we are meant to be a source of reliable information. We should not confuse our efforts at scientific discovery with the needs of politicians, pundits, or policy makers.

Want a Scapegoat? Blame Serbia! (a Satire)

Want a Scapegoat? Blame Serbia! (a Satire)

Whilst scapegoating of countries like Israel is common, there is a frightening and serious rise of fascism in Europe. Satire can offer a fresh outlook on bias.

Postcard from Copenhagen: On Experts, Expert Opinion and Expertise

Postcard from Copenhagen: On Experts, Expert Opinion and Expertise

Expert opinion has been drawn upon to shape public opinion on all manner of issues; yet there are some important questions to raise about what passes for expertise.

In Defence of Expertise

In Defence of Expertise

What exactly is an ‘expert’ and with the incredible databases of knowledge available, is there really a need for experts anymore? Further, do they still exist beyond the ivory towers of academia?

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