Monday, May 23, 2005

Manufacturing Uncertainty

Chris Mooney (via the MoJo blog) points us to two "noteworthy" articles in the most recent Scientific American that deal with the "production" of uncertainty over established science by industry-commissioned research and corporate lackies who specialize in such things. SA suggests bringing back the Office of Technology Assessment as a partial remedy, but the second article (subscription required) notes that never has industry had a more friendly regulatory atmosphere than now.

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