A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing: Excess Confidence Explains Negative Attitudes Towards Science

@article{Francisco2019ALK,
  title={A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing: Excess Confidence Explains Negative Attitudes Towards Science},
  author={Frederico Francisco and Simone Lackner and Joana Gonccalves-S'a},
  journal={SSRN Electronic Journal},
  year={2019}
}
Scientific knowledge has been accepted as the main driver of development, allowing for longer, healthier, and more comfortable lives. Still, public support to scientific research is wavering, with large numbers of people being uninterested or even hostile towards science. This is having serious social consequences, from the anti-vaccination community to the recent "post-truth" movement. Such lack of trust and appreciation for science was first justified as lack of knowledge, leading to the… 
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