Science and Concerns

We live in an unusual moment in history. The scientific method which produced health care and technological innovations that extend lives and instantly connect us across vast distance is being ignored, minimized and undermined when proven facts are deemed inconvenient. Myths, misconceptions, propaganda and ideology are passionately asserted to challenge science when findings suggest a new and necessary path that will disrupt accustomed practice and belief. In this through the looking glass moment, opinion or faith are asserted as alternative facts to avert inconvenient truths (Bertram & Kerns, 2019).Alice Through The Looking Glass High-Res Vector Graphic - Getty Images

Pages in this section offer perspectives published by friends of the Consortium as specific events raise concerns about supports for sound science and practice.

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