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Science Advocacy: Taking it to the Schools
Citizens and policymakers could all benefit from a methodical, evidence-based approach to making the choices they face. Should I immunize my preteen against HPV? Will fracking be good for my community? Unfortunately, science is often viewed as an amalgamation of esoteric facts rather than a process that can be used to inform those critical decisions.
For many Americans, science is simply a prerequisite on the path to careers in far-removed disciplines like business, politics, or the arts. Even though it might make sense to leave the science to the scientists, doing so can lead to a culture where even well-meaning individuals find themselves picking and choosing their facts or ignoring the scientific consensus.
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