Taking distrust of science seriously to overcome public distrust in science, scientists need to stop pretending that there is a scientific consensus on controversial issues when there is not

EMBO Reports
01 July 2017; volume 18, issue 7
http://embor.embopress.org/content/18/7?current-issue=y

Science & Society
Taking distrust of science seriously to overcome public distrust in science, scientists need to stop pretending that there is a scientific consensus on controversial issues when there is not

Scientific disputes on controversial issues ā€“ from endocrine disrupting chemicals to climate change ā€“ risk increasing public distrust in science if scientists pretend that there is a consensus when in fact there is not.
Geoffrey C Kabat