Science's Genuine Controversies

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Genuine Controversies in Science

When many people think of controversial topics in science, they usually think of hot-button issues which regularly make the news or are discussed on political talk shows, such as climate change, GMOs, and nuclear power. However, as we explained recently, these are topics which are not considered controversial among most scientists because the existing evidence overwhelmingly supports one side of the argument. In other words, there is often disagreement between what the public considers controversial and what scientists consider controversial.

So, what are some genuinely controversial topics in science? They might surprise you. Read our list to find out!

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