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How the Culture of Donald Trump Will Harm Us All

December 9, 2016 | Comments

“Electing a leader who creates a culture in which the individual reigns supreme over the ‘establishment’ can only mean one thing: people will be emboldened to completely ignore decades of consensus in the expert scientific community in favor of their own opinions, which have often been formed under extremely biased conditions, are usually left unchecked, and are almost always completely unaccepting of any kind of new information. It is a version of American isolationism and individualism taken to the extreme, and it is very dangerous.”

What are the ramifications of Donald Trump’s anti-science views? What effects will these attitudes have on science and medicine? See our exploration of the topic at Psychology Today.

Are you a scientist? Do you work for the federal government? We’d love to hear about how the new administration has affected you. Are you a concerned citizen who’s navigating confusing and  conflicting information about a wide range of health issues, from vaccines to gun ownership to the supposed evils of sugar and beyond? We’d love to hear from you too. Comment below or contact us here.

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