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Discussing Sci/Tech Risks Hurts Consensus Efforts

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 | Tags: ,

Thomas Jefferson once wrote to John Adams that, “Truth between candid minds can never do harm.” But times have changed, and new research shows that discussion of the risks and benefits associated with emerging science and technology actually hurts efforts to build consensus on those issues. A paper published this month by Risk Analysis finds

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