Uncertainty and Ignorance

After publishing my last post, I read this: “Majority of Climate Change News Stories Focus on Uncertainty, Study Finds”

This article contains a pertinent statement by James Painter, lead author of the IPCC report on climate change:

“There is plenty of evidence showing that in many countries, the general public finds scientific uncertainty difficult to understand and confuse it with ignorance.

Absolute statement: Conflating uncertainty with ignorance is ignorant.

Qualified statement: For a literate person, the application of a dictionary may effect a cure.

Absolute statement: There is no fixing stupid.

Read the blog post below for more info on this subject.

Now I’ll get ready for work.




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