Thursday, February 18, 2021

Quote of the Day (Jane Lubchenco, on How the U.S. Can Move ‘Beyond Polarization of Science’)

“A vibrant democracy requires informed citizens. Decision makers will typically consider a range of factors—values, economics, politics, and opinions of peers or family. But science should also be at the table. Opportunities to participate in science can help demystify science and make it more accessible. Seeing how it is used in making decisions can help the nation move beyond polarization of science. Messages and actions from the country’s leader matter.”—Oregon State University environmental scientist and marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco, “Restoring Expertise: Four Ways President Biden Can Bring Expertise to the U.S. Government,” Scientific American, February 2021

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