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Credentialism vs Anti-Credentials in SciComms

Credentialism

This blog will focus on Credentialism and the Ant-Credential Movement in the realm of scientific discourse, but first, a quick joke:   So, what is credentialism? Essentially, it’s equating someone’s degrees and diplomas with his/her intelligence, capacity to do a job, and capacity to understand a particular topic. While traditionally it has been discussed in […]

It’s Not a Misinformation Problem. It’s a Trust Problem.

Misinformation

By Dr. Eeks This is my hypothesis, not anyone’s I work for. It’s also my dog’s hypothesis, and so you know, he’s quite bright. A recent poll conducted among healthcare workers showed that 72% of them state misinformation negatively impacts patients’ decisions about the vaccine, and 71% of them said it negatively impacts their decisions […]

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