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Ann Gregory
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb05792.x
Published online: 19 January 2004

Members of the general public (as well as politicians and journalists) need to understand their world, their bodies and how decisions can be made and tested rationally, according to an international expert. A personal paper by Baron says that, to achieve this understanding, they are going to need a better grasp of basic scientific principles. Above all, they need to appreciate that if event B follows event A, then B is not necessarily caused by A.



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