Uncommon Ground

Another thought on science and public policy

From Merchants of Doubt, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway:

Sensible decision making involves acting on the information we have, even while accepting that it may well be imperfect and our decisions may need to be revisited and revised in light of new information. For even if modern science does not give us certainty, it does have a robust track record. (emphasis added)

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