Kevin, Key West Florida, Engineer discussed on Undiscovered



Now for weeks, I was stuck on those ninety raised hands. Why the unanimous support for Kevin's plan was it that all the anti GMO people stayed home or maybe the risks of the plan there? So long term or so, nebulous just doesn't seem real. Maybe lime has gotten so bad that any amount of risk seems worth it. I ran some of those high policies by Kevin, and that's when he mentioned something I hadn't even considered. We know that helping people understand exactly what revolting to do has absolutely no effect whatsoever on their support for the proposal. Really. There's lots of data on this, so you don't expect by going out and explaining something well that that is going to change hearts and minds that that that's not part of your equation at all? No, not at all. In terms of the technical details doesn't help turns out, Kevin is completely right about this. There is a lot of data and at all backs up this idea that facts. They don't change people's minds. For example, a study of Europeans found that the more people knew about the science of GMO foods, the more confused they were about whether to support them, what people care about is an entirely different set of questions who is developing it. Why are they developing it? How are they developing it? Are they going to profit from it to be clear, Kevin, did talk about the science of his proposal in detail, but the point of this meeting, it wasn't to make vineyard or science buffs was to involve them in this process to signal in every way possible you guys are in control and you're not just in control of whether this happens or not. You are in control right down to the nitty gritty details of this experiment. For example, Kevin talked about running a trial. I on a small uninhabited island, and so he asked the audience, which and what will count as success. If there are side effects, how minor do they need to be for the community to consider moving forwards on the video? He even. Asked them what kind of mice he should make like, should he engineer them to be resistant to just lime or other diseases to write? This wasn't that meeting in Key West Florida where scientists came in with a product and a plan Kevin wasn't just laying out a plan. He wasn't just telling he was asking because yes, he's the expert. He's got the facts, but islanders. They're the ones who are going to have to live with the consequences of these decisions and this kind of situation. It plays out all the time. Think about the last time that you or someone in your family had to make a major medical decision. Something's gone wrong. The doctor lays out a buffet of options and she says, you know, you can do surgery or you can take more of a do nothing wait and see approach. And then she explains the risks with each of those options and you're never going to know like in the time that you have to make this decision, everything that the doctor knows about, you know, the surgery, for example, she is the expert, but it's your body. So you have to make the decision, and that's what info. Armed consent actually looks like Kevin gets that so much of it is based off of trust and trust has to be earned. It doesn't come naturally. It doesn't come with just the mantle of being perceived expert. It has to be irked. And frankly, I don't think I've earned their trust yet or at least I should not have. Here's what Kevin's betting it'll take to earn the vineyard or trust. I more meetings since last July. Kevin's been back to the island seven times presenting to the islanders in their boards of health..

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