Claims of email collusion on climate change show that science is a human activity to which we must apply rigorous scepticismSome might think that this has been a terrible month for science. The emails from the University of East Anglia that seem to advocate manipulating data on climate change are being taken so seriously that some think that they could undermine the Copenhagen conference. Meanwhile, scientists have squabbled over whether the data on hospital safety from Dr Foster have any meaning at all.At least some members of the public are surely thinking: "These bloody scientists don't know their arse from their elbow and it's time to ignore them." But I believe that this has been a great month for science and could move us towards a much more adult understanding of it.Let me say right away that I believe in the magnificence of science, and I entirely agree with Nobel...
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