Issue Date: Mar 31, 2004
I write this to provoke, not to insult. It is increasingly important to understand that in the modern world, the term "sound science" is becoming the choicest of insults. Science is a passive hireling, not to bring policy reform, but to delay, prevaricate and to dismiss. And scientists are hired guns, used by various interests to intimidate -- with high-falutin knowledge-- and to disinform with talk of complexity and uncertainty.
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