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Talking Points: Freeman Dyson on Experts

Published 2009

I am very skeptical about all the pronouncements that are made by the experts. I know how completely uncertain the subject is. But I don’t claim to be an expert myself, so I won’t argue with anybody about details. And I am certainly not a spokesman for the opponents of the prevailing dogmas. I haven’t given much time to it and I don’t pretend to know what the real answers are. What I know for sure is that most of the people who make pronouncements don’t know, either. ––Freeman Dyson, Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, giving his perspective on global warming on The Charlie Rose Show, August 14, 2009

Published in The Institute Letter Fall 2009