Monday, June 30, 2008

Science rules OK: Running societies the rational way

24 May 2008 - New Scientist An article from a magazine that I borrowed from the library. This feature piece calls for rigorous standards (used for testing medicine before they are allowed to be sold) to be applied on social policies proposed by governments. Great idea, I must say. The 'gold standard' for scientific tests usually requires independently conducted double-blind placebo-controlled trials published in peer-reviewed scientific or medical journals. For the full article, follow the steps below
  1. go to
  2. if you have not registered earlier, get a free Digital Library username and password
  3. log in
  4. go to eResources
  5. click on eNews
  6. scroll down and click on Newsbank
  7. find New Scientist on the list of publications and you can view the latest issue
  8. the article is in the archive, look for the 24th May issue, page 40

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