STP752: Legal, Scientific, and Political Cooperation—The Impossible Dream

    Beck, JR
    President, Biological Environmental Consultant Services, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.

    Pages: 10    Published: Jan 1981


    Abstract

    The scientific community in the United States is losing credibility, especially in the biological sciences. The reasons range from expediency to ignorance to basic motivation. Lawyers and politicians have entered decision-making areas of science because of these obvious problems. How to work with these other professions in light of the difficulties is the theme of this paper.

    Keywords:

    science, law, politics, fact, theory, hypothesis, food technology, conservation, pesticides, library research, biological science graduates, sloganeering, cooperation, advocacy, compromise, vertebrate pest control


    Paper ID: STP35144S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.17

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35144S


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