Science Vs Politics & The Fight For Truth
In a world of unprecedented access to information, our ability to understand science has never been better. But does this translate into informed political decision making? With politics now questioning the science behind some of the most important issues of our time – it’s safe to say the answer is no…. But how does the scientific community push back? For the first time in 175 years – the Science Magazine: Scientific American, has formally endorsed a presidential candidate. So what does this mean for the relationship between science and politics? Dr Rod Lamberts from the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science joined The Thursday Daily to give us his take.