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Bad science does more harm than good for public policy

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From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 750: Many people believe science should guide public policy. That idea sounds good, but the science used to make public policy decisions can be shoddy. John Staddon, Duke University professor emeritus, is writing a book about the scientific method. He says much of what passes for science today has little to do with the empirical research that could help policymakers as they make decisions.