Tired of Experts
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Lucy Avraamidou - Speaker
There is increasing tension in the public sphere about the role of experts in the social system. Experts are involved in educating the audience and revealing the relevance of current research agendas and their implications. Some people feel that their understanding of reality is underrepresented in what is being studied and discussed by experts. Moreover, they feel pressured into surrendering to truths they don’t entirely understand or relate to. Given that a vocal and significant part of society is tired of experts, of being preached to, and of being patronized under the aegis of scientific truth, the question is begged: What should the relationship between the public and experts be?