Results are disseminated through media: academic media etc.
Once media exists, it’s available for us to consume it.
Journalists change vocab to make it easy to understand
Adapting complex ideas that becomes digestful
o How do we determine what the truth is? Consensus has 2 faces:
scientific and popular.
Scientific takes the form of reproducing results: if find
something to be true should be able to do the experiement and
get things out of it.
Scientific consensus : citations: say something is true but u
don’t say its true, pnt to person and sayits true. The number of
citations u can get adds to your professionalism. Ex noam
Brin and page: the more citations u have, the more consensus
there is about an idea. They applied this idea to popularity of
pages on the internet.
o Chaos trying to rise ourselves collectively out of
o When people make honest errors in the scientific process.
o Rejecting an idea that was ereally true or accepting idea that was
false: type 1 and type 2 errors.
When an idea is true and conclude its not true = missed
opportunity and when