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How do you judge a scientific discussion if you’re not actually an expert in the field? Of course, usually the answer is that you can’t. Scientific debates are typically rather involved and highly technical. Really the only way of coming up with a meaningful judgement just for our own satisfaction is to roll up our sleeves and spend a considerable period of time teaching ourselves the necessary groundwork. To be able to participate is vastly more challenging still.

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