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  1. Science and the practitioners of science can inform society, but we need to be aware of the politicization of science (such as we have seen for many years now with so-called manmade global warming). Scientists can provide the facts and participate in public discourse, but leave the policy making to elected representatives. As well, adhere to the scientific method, even when it produces politically incorrect results.

    Let’s not make a cult out of science, and risk becoming myopic followers of scientism. Science does have its limitations. These words of caution are apropos for the scientific community. The pursuit of truth and maintaining true objectivity are more important than prestige and praise from the public.

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