Exam Review - David Sharon Outline Essay "Addressing...

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David Sharon Outline Essay “Addressing the politics of science and technology in America today requires providing sound science advice to decision makers and ensuring they heed it.” “Addressing the politics of science and technology in America today requires finding ways to ensure public involvement in seemingly technical decisions that have important social implications and therefore involve political choices.” When the policy experts do not have sound advice bad things happen. The advice effectively came from within but it was terminated because of political concerns. The solution then for keeping political issues absent and allowing the decisions makers to obtain the important information is to ensure the public involvement in seemingly technical decisions that have important social implications and therefore involve political choices. I. Three mile Island a. Disaster b. Clear evidence where a lack of sound scientific advice leads to complete public panic and mass hysteria. II. Reverse peer review – leads to a situation like Iraq a. We see what can happen without the OTA: the abuse that occurs b. “In the latter process, at least here at science, qualifications and limitations
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