Science cannot be the sole basis for policy, Willetts says

“It is impossible to make policy solely on the basis of scientific evidence, the universities and science minister has told the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee. In his first appearance before the cross-party panel yesterday, David Willetts said that there was more to political decision-making than weighing up the evidence because the electorate expected governments to make speedy, predictable and value-driven decisions …” (more)

[Paul Jump, Times Higher Education, 14 July]

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