22 May 2008

When in doubt, which is most of the time

I'd never heard about Miller-McCune magazine until just now, but they have an important article about how "doubt" is abused in public debates. It focuses on the well-documented strategy of the tobacco industry to pick at research findings that were bad for business: that is, smoking was bad for you.
"Eventually, the science wins," Michaels says. "But at what cost?"

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