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Science made astonishing progress. It was also hijacked by those with an axe to grind | Laura Spinney

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Attacks and scepticism are on the rise, even as leaps are made in fields from gene editing and AI to interplanetary exploration The 2010s were the decade in which we were reminded that science is just a method, like the rhythm method. And just like the rhythm method, it can be more or less rigorously applied, sabotaged, overrated, underrated and ignored. If you don't treat it with respect, you may not get the optimal result, but that's not the method's fault. That may be where the similarities end, because when it's done well, science is very effective, and this decade furnished its fair...
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