|Annual NUTRIM symposium 2020|
Annual Nutrim Symposium 2020 - Is science just an opinion?
The debate over facts and so-called ‘alternative truths’ is ongoing in
society, but also in science. Scientists tend to be much more skeptical
about ‘truths’, because in evidenced-based reasoning even undisputed
facts are constantly put forwards for open debate. The free expression
of opinion, a free and accessible press and the freedom of research,
guarantees the debate needed to argue the evidence for scientific
knowledge. Still, many people do not merely invent facts, but also feel
the need to spread them. Deliberate disinformation has become a means of
controlling politics and public opinion. As a result, scientific
knowledge is often put aside by the public as ‘just an opinion’. Should
scientist care and act now?