Posts Tagged ‘science policy’

In a recent article in the journal Nature, Andy Stirling argues that scientists giving advice to policy-makers should, when issues entail ambiguity and uncertainty, forego the urge to provide definitive answers and instead strive to “Keep it Complex.”  That is, scientists should acknowledge and help policy-makers understand the  “intrinsically plural, conditional nature of knowledge.”  I shared the article with Sociology Professor Allan Mazur, and a brief email dialog ensued – please share your own thoughts on these issues in the comment space below. (more…)

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