Last November, a trio of scientists published a Nature piece in which they detailed the top twenty "tips for interpreting scientific claims." The article might come off as a bit infantilizing, but there's also some good stuff on the list: "regression to the mean can mislead," "seek replication, not pseudoreplication," &c, &c.

But I missed the response! In December, Chris Tyler—the director of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology—offered a rebuttal of sorts. The resulting list ("Top 20 things scientists need to know about policymaking") is worth a glance for any researcher who has wrung his hands over the sorry state of "science policy."