It’s been a while since any good TED talks appeared on this website, so here’s one for your judgement. When it comes to science, personal beliefs are usually kicked out through the door. And let’s be honest, using the words ‘beliefs’ and ‘science’ in the same sentence is not something that scientists usually do. However, as Naomi Oreskes, a historian of science, discusses, beliefs play a crucial role in the link between the society and the evolution of science. In fact, even the scientific method itself cannot operate without at least a pinch of personal beliefs. So why should we trust science? Naomi Oreske’s answer might surprise you.