Can Science Be Wrong?

Critics of a British government push to eliminate plastic bags:

The Government is irresponsible to jump on a bandwagon that has no base in scientific evidence. This is one of many examples where you get bad science leading to bad decisions which are counter-productive.

“Bad science”?? How can this be? I thought science was our savior, the voice of reason that would save us from the irrational extremists who wish to foist their biased agendas on the rest of us.

Hmmm. So I guess science can be wrong after all. And maybe a little skepticism can be a healthy thing — especially when politicians use the science to set policy.


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