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How To Think About Science - Part 12

From time to time, researchers test the public’s understanding of science. The public, predictably, turns out to be woefully ignorant. But, for David Abram, this demonstrably shaky grasp on the details misses the point. He thinks we are conditioned by scientific understandings at a much deeper level, and that the main effect of this conditioning is to make us distrust our senses.
From time to time, researchers test the public’s understanding of science. The public, predictably, turns out to be woefully ignorant. But, for David Abram, this demonstrably shaky grasp on the details misses the point. He thinks we are conditioned by scientific understandings at a much deeper level, and that the main effect of this conditioning is to make us distrust our senses. 54:02