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Public debate is good for science

Public debate is good for science

Science, like all attempts at finding truth in chaos, is a messy undertaking. Usually, a lot of the messiness remains inside universities and labs. However, in this pandemic, the public has seen science happen in real time, probably more closely than ever. Too confusing, harmful even? The case for debating science in public: «Let everyone see the noisy, messy deliberations that advance science and lead to decisions that benefit us all.

From Weekly Filet #332, in January 2021.

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