skepticism

  • SCIENCE AND BELIEF monitor
    February 18, 2015  

    Climate change, vaccines, genetically modified foods — those topics are ripe for debate and disbelief among people of every political persuasion who aren’t convinced by scientific evidence. What accounts for the rift between scientists and the public? Gwen Ifill talks to Joel Achenbach of the Washington Post and Cary Funk of the Pew Research Center about whether the divide is here to stay. Continue reading

  • economist
    December 11, 2013  

    Yale University professor Robert Shiller was one of three Americans honored with the Nobel Prize for Economics for research on how financial markets work and how assets, like stocks, are priced. Economics correspondent Paul Solman sits down with Shiller to discuss the award, irrational exuberance and the global housing market. Continue reading