Misuse of Scientific Authority

December 1981
National Review;12/11/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 24, p1461
The article argues that the scientific exposition made by British scientist C. P. Snow about atomic weapons was an example of the abuse of scientific authority. It criticizes how Snow claimed to know the political ramifications of nuclear weapons. It comments on the tendency of the media to highlight the use of the authority of science to make political points.


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