How “The Specialists” Can Be Completely Fallacious About Vitality – Watts Up With That?

A podcast by Alex Epstein:

An understandable response to my view that the world should be using more, not less, fossil fuels in the decades to come is: “This is the exact opposite of what ‘the experts’ say. Almost every institution I trust says the expert consensus is that we need to quickly eliminate fossil fuel use. How can you be right and they are wrong? “

In this week’s Power Hour, based on brand new material from my upcoming book, Fossil Future, I’ll go straight to the point and explain three ways that experts are often wrong.

When we hear claims that “the experts” are wrong, we usually associate it with the claim that most of the experts in an area are actually wrong. While it certainly does, there are two far more common ways “the experts” can be wrong – both are at work on energy.

The factual conclusions of experts can be misrepresented by those who claim to speak for all experts.

And the factual conclusions of experts can be misjudged by those who claim to speak for all experts.

In this episode I will definitely show that our knowledge system is utterly irrational in its moral valuation method not only in relation to fossil fuels but also to other inexpensive forms of energy.


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