What Makes People Distrust Science?

Surprisingly, it's not politics.

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What has driven the dramatic increase in prevalence of the inflammatory bowel disease Crohn’s disease in societies that rapidly westernized—a disease practically unknown just a century ago? What has changed in our internal and external environment that has led to the appearance of this horrible disease?

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06/20/2018
Surprisingly, it's not politics. Today, there is a crisis of trust in science. Many people – including politicians and, yes, even presidents – publicly express doubts about the validity of... read more
Sketch in notebook of intestines and digestive tract.
01/07/2017
What has driven the dramatic increase in prevalence of the inflammatory bowel disease Crohn’s disease in societies that rapidly westernized—a disease practically unknown just a century ago... read more
06/20/2018
Surprisingly, it's not politics. Today, there is a crisis of trust in science. Many people – including politicians and, yes, even presidents – publicly express doubts about the validity of... read more
Sketch in notebook of intestines and digestive tract.
01/07/2017
What has driven the dramatic increase in prevalence of the inflammatory bowel disease Crohn’s disease in societies that rapidly westernized—a disease practically unknown just a century ago... read more