In the 1970’s an experiment was conducted to to determine how would a medical audience full of highly educated and classically trained scientists and medical personnel respond to a lecture that was completely devoid of content, yet delivered with authority by a convincing phony. An actor was hired and delivered a fancy speech full of meaningless cliches, and even downright contradictions. The audiences of fifty-five psychiatrists, psychologists, educators, graduate students, and other professionals produced overwhelmingly positive evaluations of the fake doctor, Dr. Fox.
Attorney McShane then asks, if a group of scientists and experts can be so easily fooled then what can we say about a judge or jury of average people who have no scientific expertise? Read more in his blog post: The need to remain a forensic science skeptic: Apparent knowledge doesn’t equate actual knowledge.
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