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Water and fire: science between opposites

Polarisation seems to have increased considerably in the Netherlands in recent years and in that context researchers are increasingly expected to choose between two extreme positions. But science exists by the grace of doubt, advancing insight and nuance. So is there any point in getting involved in an explosive debate? Or can science actually influence the course of the debate? This issue of Onderzoek explores the role of science amid rising social tensions.

Photos: Jessica Nap

Voorkant van het magazine Onderzoek over polarisatie. Tekst is Water en vuur, wetenschap tussen tegenpolen