We have to talk about doubt
Have we been defining it incorrectly all this time? Doubt is complex; sometimes, it allows the discovery of new truths whilst other times it cuts off instinctual reasoning in a dangerous manner. Why is this? David Krakauer, an evolutionary biologist, reveals that these are, in fact, two completely different attitudes: scientific and conspiratorial scepticism. In this short piece, he explains how we can tell the difference between them.