The Role of Science: How to Identify and Counter Misuse and Abuse of Science

As far back as the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin embodied the ideal of integrating science and fact with diplomacy and politics. This tradition of fact-based governing continued through more than two centuries. But during the past decade, there has been growing concern about the misuse and abuse of science for policy purposes, including concerted efforts to substitute partisan "science" in order to advance narrow political agendas, silence researchers, and muddy good science.

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