Why Don't Some People Believe In Science?

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Some people don't believe in vaccines or climate change or other scientifically proven things. Why not? Why don't people trust evidence?

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Let's Discuss Climate Change In Donald Trump's America; Trolls Welcome
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2016/11/11/donald-trump-says-climate-change-is-a-hoax-lets-discuss/#7f73fe8a1d50
"'We believed that the consensus was phony,' Ebell told PBS in an interview explaining why he and others went to work to try and dismantle it. 'We believed that the so-called global warming consensus was not based on science, but was a political consensus, which included a number of scientists.'"

Exploring status quo bias in the human brain
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100315162041.htm
"The more difficult the decision we face, the more likely we are not to act, according to new research by scientists that examines the neural pathways involved in "status quo bias" in the human brain."

Scientific consensus: Earth's climate is warming
http://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/
"Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree: Climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities. In addition, most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position."

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