Epilogue: Transforming the Enemy

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“If you keep a green bough in your heart, the singing bird will come.”

—Proverb

In The Structure of Scientific Revolution, Thomas Kuhn concluded that even scientists don't see data that is inconsistent with their beliefs. The physicist Max Planck wrote, “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”

If scientists, who ground their work on precision and objectivity, struggle to see opposing data, imagine how easy it is for nonscientists to convince themselves ...

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