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Not statistically significant, but still scientific

Brown, Rachael


Birch’s formulation is persuasive but not nuanced enough to capture at least one situation where it is reasonable to invoke the precautionary principle (PP): when we have multiple, weak, but convergent, lines of evidence that a species is sentient, but no statistically significant evidence of a single credible indicator of sentience within the order as required by BAR. I respond to the worry that if we include such cases in our framework for applying the PP, we open ourselves to the charge of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Sentience
Access Rights: Open Access


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