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Yonatan Dubi: Biases in the Knowledge System | Tom Nelson Pod #167

Tom Nelson
Tom Nelson

Full professor of theoretical chemistry, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

The current system of knowledge dissemination, including research, synthesizers, disseminators, and evaluators, is impacted by inherent biases and implications of political agendas. Also mentioned: how universities are being influenced to align with certain global sustainability goals, touching upon funding, academic freedom, and potential manipulation of consensus.


“Ninety-Nine Percent? Re-Examining the Consensus on the Anthropogenic Contribution to Climate Change”: https://www.mdpi.com/2225-1154/11/11/215

00:00 Introduction

01:37 Current Situation in Israel

03:59 The Knowledge System: From Academia to the Public

07:54 The Role of Universities in Knowledge Accumulation

21:09 The Flaws in the Knowledge System

33:23 Pakistan flood falsehoods

37:03 The Role of Funding in Research

59:09 The Dangers of Politicizing Universities

01:03:39 The Importance of Science Literacy

01:06:11 Conclusion and Final Thoughts


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Notes for climate skeptics:


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