Certainly the suggestion of the book Charie and Michael B. mentioned would be relevant here.  The public recognizes that scientists are aloof and don't necessarily respond to the needs of ordinary citizens, even if they try to in some ways. That helps generate doubt. 



On May 27, 2009, at 4:38 PM, Michael Balter wrote:

>From PLoS Biology:


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