philip j. cook

Of course scientists make mistaken claims all the time; the beauty of the scientific process is that when there is an open inquiry on important topics, mistakes are ultimately exposed and corrected, and a scientific consensus is achieved. The belief in that self-correcting scientific process underlies the hope for evidence-based policy. That hope may be misplaced when the scientific process is entwined with the process of political advocacy, where findings are in effect evaluated by whose purposes are served.
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Philip J. Cook (2013)