Ignorance and science : dilemmas, perspectives, and prospects. Smithson, M. Science Communication, 15(2):133–155, 1993. 1
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Recent decades have seen a dramatic increase in creative work on scientifc ignorance and uncertainty, which can be traced in part to a realization that ignorance and uncertainty cannot always be reduced or banished from science, and that they are social and cultural products rather than merely "part of the phenomenon. " The fact that ignorance is negotiable and yet fundamental to scientific work poses several important dilemmas and prospects. We may be participating in a shift from the traditional research strategies of reducing or banishing ignorance toward a deeper understanding of and greater capacity to cope with ignorance.
@article{smithson_ignorance_1993,
	title = {Ignorance and science : dilemmas, perspectives, and prospects},
	volume = {15},
	abstract = {Recent decades have seen a dramatic increase in creative work on scientifc ignorance and uncertainty, which can be traced in part to a realization that ignorance and uncertainty cannot always be reduced or banished from science, and that they are social and cultural products rather than merely "part of the phenomenon. " The fact that ignorance is negotiable and yet fundamental to scientific work poses several important dilemmas and prospects. We may be participating in a shift from the traditional research strategies of reducing or banishing ignorance toward a deeper understanding of and greater capacity to cope with ignorance.},
	number = {2},
	journal = {Science Communication},
	author = {Smithson, Michael},
	year = {1993},
	note = {1},
	keywords = {1 Learned ignorance, Ignorance savante},
	pages = {133--155},
}

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