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The Hidden Costs: Crises of Credibility

  • Einstein Forum 7-8 Am Neuen Markt Potsdam, BB, 14467 Germany (map)

This exhibit will be part of the ongoing conference at Einstein Forum “Believe It or Not. Crises of Credibility”
I will be one of the keynote speakers.

Two alarming trends have left us in crisis: a decline in credibility and an increase in credulity. Traditional touchstones of credibility—empirical evidence, verifiability, historical awareness, reason itself—seem to have lost authority in a world where they no longer matter to many of those in power. At the same time, those who distrust expert knowledge turn to conspiracy theories, fake news, and unfounded claims that reject every attempt at confirmation. How did we arrive at this morass of skepticism and gullibility? How can we think our way out of it?