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Chapter 1: Potions, Plot, Personalities: Understand How Science Progresses and Why Scientists Sometimes Disagree 1
Chapter 2: Who’s Who?: Identify Those Who Hold Stake in an Issue and What Their Positions Are 29
Chapter 3: Decisions, Decisions: Elucidate All the Pros and Cons of a Decision 43
Chapter 4: Compare and Contrast: Place Alternatives in an Appropriate Context to Evaluate Tradeoffs 59
Chapter 5: What Happens If…?: Distinguish Between Cause and Coincidence 73
Chapter 6: Specific or General: Recognize How Broadly the Conclusions from a Study May Be Applied 89
Chapter 7: Fun Figures: See Through the Number Jumble 99
Chapter 8: Society’s Say: Discern the Relationships Between Science and Policy 113
Chapter 9: All the Tricks in the Book: Get Past the Ploys Designed to Simply Bypass Logic 139
Chapter 10: Fitting The Pieces Together: Know How to Seek Information to Gain a Balanced Perspective 161
Conclusions: Twenty Essential Applications of the Tools 177
About the Author 184