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The Intersection of Science and Public Policy

Steve Kelley describes the role science plays in policy.

Kelley explained that voters in this country believe in the value of science, but they don't do the work of understanding it themselves. "The polling indicates that, in general, Americans still value science," Kelley said. People have to work through the potential contradictions, adding that they need to think consistently about science across multiple subjects, because "they sure like what it can do for delivering electricity to their homes or curing disease. We have to help educate people that the same science and the same scientific processes that do that also yield what we know about climate change and evolution."

Advancing Science Serving Society, Member Central
January 1, 2013

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