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248 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190869229

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The Fight Against Doubt

How to Bridge the Gap Between Scientists and the Public

Inmaculada de Melo-Martín and Kristen Intemann

  • Provides a detailed analysis of the role and consequences of dissent in science, and offers strategies to combat dissent that can be harmful to scientific knowledge and public policy
  • Uses current, specific examples in the biomedical and environmental sciences to evaluate claims about the effects of normatively inappropriate dissent
  • Argues that current debates about the negative effects of inappropriate dissent have misdiagnosed the problem in a way that is unlikely to remedy public policy obstruction, public confusion, and waste of resources