Easily Accessible Info Blurs The Line Of Expertise The Internet has made it possible for everyday people to have endless information at their fingertips. From celebrities weighing in on child vaccinations to science fiction authors disputing climate change studies, what happens to science when the line between expert and non-expert becomes fuzzy?
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Easily Accessible Info Blurs The Line Of Expertise

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Easily Accessible Info Blurs The Line Of Expertise

Easily Accessible Info Blurs The Line Of Expertise

Easily Accessible Info Blurs The Line Of Expertise

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The Internet has made it possible for everyday people to have endless information at their fingertips. From celebrities weighing in on child vaccinations to science fiction authors disputing climate change studies, what happens to science when the line between expert and non-expert becomes fuzzy?

Harry Collins, a professor of social sciences at Cardiff University, talks about the pros and cons of leveling the information playing field.