I first saw a reference to this interesting article by Ronald Bailey in the publication Reason in Derek Tribe’s site GMO Pundit a.k.a. Derek Tribe. The article by Ronald Bailey can be found here

As Bailey writes,those of use involved with science and policy research have a responsibility to continue producing objective knowledge for society’s use.

Texas A&M researcher Chris Ferguson gets it right on how scientists should respond to any efforts to moralize scientific findings. “Put simply, it may be best for scientists to remain committed to the production of objective information,” he writes. He adds, “Deciding how such information ‘should’ be used arguably strays into advocacy and becomes problematic.” Knowing that something is factually true does not necessarily tell us what to do about it. Ronald Bailey in Reason

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