Monday, October 28, 2013

The Harmful Use of Science

The "expert committees" that condemned butter and led eventually to the over-prescription of statins were lacking the "habit of truth," says Dr James Le Fanu.
The late Jacob Bronowski, in his influential collection of essays Science and Human Values, described “the fundamental and defining ethic” of the scientific enterprise as “the habit of truth”. This certainly should be the case – but the contrary holds where the surest way of promoting false theories is by dressing them up in the garb of science. Read more

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