Science. Complex, costly, imperfect and time consuming. That’s the way science has been, is and always will be. Unless of course, it is the “science” of the law enforcement and the criminal justice system. The complex and imperfect sciences that we are familiar with become, in the legal system, perfect, beyond question, fast and I expensive.
Why? Because the legal system needs certainty and expediency, not costly and uncertain. Uncertainty means doubt and that means reasonable doubt. In Episode 16, I begin to touch on how the legal system has converted science, kidnapped it and made it into something it is not – beyond question. Maybe, as I point out, if we treated science with more respect and awe, we’d treat those in the system with more respect and awe themselves.