Thursday, July 30, 2009

Post-Normal Science - Gotta love the labels!!!

Well now we have a label for the new kind of science driving the Climate issue. For the last couple of years I've been scratching my head wondering how scientific people could justify ignoring the scientific method and accept the hypothesis (meaning "un proven") of man made global warming.
Quoting Silvio Funtowicz and Jerry Ravetz, the definition is ... “the application of science to public issues where `facts are uncertain, values in dispute, stakes high and decisions urgent.’”
For more on this click here
Per the author: " Issues that are put into the category of “post-normal science” are no longer subject to the cardinal requirements of true science: skepticism, universalism, communalism, and disinterestedness."

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