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Risk assessment and politics


Regarding ‘EU policymaking: Rooted in science?‘:

I really do think that politicians will arguably look to their interests in winning votes before anything else. We can sadly translate this into he who better lobbies or markets his ideas the right way will decide the future (although this is unproven).

The ‘precautionary principle’ adds to this that responsibilities are not taken or even watered down, while stagnation of ideas and innovation spreads.

This goes together with the fact that today science is made out of consensus and not by proof, just like in the past with Galileo Galilei: he had proven his theory, but science was built on consensus between the pseudo-scientists of that time. Their theories had no proof but they all agreed in that Galileo was wrong.

Peter Lubrani


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