Archive for November, 2007

Scientific Uncertainty and Public Policy: Moving on Without the Answers

By Henry Pollack

INTRODUCTION

Science is the foundation of modern society: telecommunications, the Internet, transportation, medicine, public health, agriculture, and much more. As a cornerstone of modern society, scientists are called upon to inform and advise elected and appointed officials who formulate public policy. Recent examples of difficult scientific topics and contentious public debate include embryonic stem-cells, ……

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