In this Science Weekly podcast (starting from 21:38), Daniel Dennett talks about his book, Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking. At one point, Dennett mentions "Ockham's Broom." Coined by Sydney Brenner, the term refers to sweeping under the carpet inconvenient facts (i.e., facts the undermine the claim one argues for).
The problem is that, as Dennett says, only experts can identify when Ockham's Broom has been used. Novices or non-experts will not be able to tell that inconvenient facts are missing from an argument for or against a certain claim.
If that is the case, however, then should novices rely epistemically on experts? That is, if non-experts cannot tell when an expert is using Ockham's Broom in order to make an argument look more convincing than it actually is, how much trust (if at all) should they put in what the expert says?