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Author Walsh, Lynda, 1971- author

Title Scientists as prophets : a rhetorical genealogy / Lynda Walsh
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Summary In this work, Lynda Walsh argues that our science advisors manufacture certainty for us in the face of the unknown. Through a series of cases reaching from the Delphic oracle to 17th-century London to Climategate, Walsh elucidates many of the problems with our current science-advising system
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on June 26, 2013)
Subject Science -- Social aspects -- Forecasting.
Scientists -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199345410 (ebook)