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Science can provide answers, not decisions

By Rich Lowry

If you thought the coronavirus presented difficult policy questions, don’t worry – we have science.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted the other day: “The West Coast is – and will continue to be –guided by SCIENCE.”

Joe Biden has urged President Trump: “Follow the science, listen to the experts, do what they tell you.”

Neil DeGrasse Tyson calls the crisis “a giant experiment in whether the world will listen to scientists, now and going forward.”

The invocation of science as the ultimate authority capable of settling questions of how we should govern ou...