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Do Scientists Have the Duty to Speak Out?

The popular anti-terrorism slogan, “If you see something, say something,” asks citizens to speak up if they see a potential threat. But does that apply to scientists? If they see a risk to the planet, for example, should they say something about it? Naomi Oreskes, co-author of Merchants of Doubt and a science historian at Harvard, talks about scientists as science advocates.


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