In Defence of Scepticism

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Of all the English words debased by overuse, ‘expert’ and ‘expertise’ are among the most frequently abused. Anyone who does anything, however mundane, with a modicum of skill, is said to be an expert. And along with the appellation goes the presumed right to instruct the rest of us on how to think and act.


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