Recently a paper was published, by scientists, about the 20 things that politicians should understand about science.
It’s a bit of an irritating list and I was just about to sit down and write about the 20 things that scientists should know about politics and policy-making when, partly to my relief and partly to my disappointment, I found that somebody had done it already.
Chris Tyler is the Director of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and his article is well worth a read.
By the time you read this short blog I will have taken part in a discussion about whether science is policy-led or policy is science-led, so I am thinking about these issues right now.
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