Trust in Science

Why we should trust science

We hear about ‘science’ broadly in many different venues, whether it is in the evening news or when discussing the weather. But what is science and why should trust research findings? The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a non-profit society established in 1863 charged with providing independent, objective scientific advice to the nation, has some answers to these questions.

NAS’ online resource describes:

  • What kinds of questions research or science can solve
  • The types of data scientists use and how they obtain this information
  • Why scientists replicate studies
  • Whether or not science can be wrong


Think you already know all about science and why it is important? Test your knowledge with their quiz at the bottom of the page!

Source: National Academy of Sciences


Chana Davis, PhD

Sarah Coles, MD