The polarization of society: Even scientists become tribal
- November 29, 2018
- Cailin O’Connor and Jim Weather, LPS, via American Council on Science and Health, Nov. 29, 2018
A world in which facts can be easily verified should not become so polarized, right? Well, maybe not, according to a new paper in the European Journal for Philosophy of Science. The authors, [UCI Assistant Professor] Cailin O'Connor and [UCI Professor] James Owen Weatherall, argue that polarization is the natural outcome when groups of people disagree. In fact, they document a major example of polarization within the scientific community itself.
For the full story, please visit https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/11/28/polarization-society-even-scientists-become-tribal-13628.