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Put your faith in science

Are genetically modified crops safe to eat? Is climate change an emergency? Why are vaccinations necessary? Every day we face questions that implicate scientific claims. Many of these issues have become politically polarized, with people rejecting scientific evidence that doesn’t align with their political preferences.

For several decades, there has been an extensive and organized campaign intended to generate distrust in science, funded by regulated industries and libertarian think tanks whose interests and ideologies are threatened by the findings of modern science. In response, scientists have

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