Submitted by SCCRENDO on 22. August 2017
It is interesting that no one is taking issue with scientists predicting an eclipse. No one is saying, "scientists have been wrong before, so I'm not going to trust them on this". No one is insisting that it is all part of some massive conspiracy. No one is claiming they can predict eclipses better than scientists because of something they read online. Indeed, everyone seems quite comfortable to admit that scientists are competent and have a really good understanding of the physical world. Everyone Implicitly admits that scientists know more about science then they do.
So why is it that on topics like climate change , vacciness, evolution, etc. suddenly everyone thinks they know more than the scientists do?