Challenges to science communication in a post-truth World

Introduction

Detached Rationality versus Contextual Rationality

The Failure of Facts, and Challenges to Truth

Skepticism versus Hyperskepticism[1]

Democratised expertise and the “Easiness Effect”

Guidelines for communicating science

Conclusions

References

Footnotes

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Jacques Rousseau lectures critical thinking & ethics (University of Cape Town), and co-authored “Critical Thinking, Science and Pseudoscience” (Springer 2016).

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Jacques Rousseau lectures critical thinking & ethics (University of Cape Town), and co-authored “Critical Thinking, Science and Pseudoscience” (Springer 2016).

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