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Science and Policy

John Kerr posted in on May 13th, 2011.

Following the release of Sir Peter Gluckman’s report on evidence in policy making, Tim Watkin from TVNZ’s Q+A show has taken a closer look at how science operates in the political sphere. An excerpt (read in full here): Tim Watkin: Politics needs science Politics is often described as a contest of ideas, and so it […]

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Exploring science and the irrational

John Kerr posted in on April 21st, 2011.

Why do some people staunchly maintain their beliefs in the face of irrefutable evidence to the contrary? Journalist Chris Mooney investigates this question in an excellent article written for the magazine/website Mother Jones. His piece, titled “The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science“, covers issues such as climate change, the vaccine debate and creationism. […]

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