Understanding the Committee of Scientists as a Process in Social Learning
Forest and Conservation History
It is rare in academics to have the final word, or even a facsimile of it. I appreciate the efforts of the commenters to understand and extend the arguments in my paper with Karen Merrill. This brief rejoinder to their remarks is organized by grouping similar commentaries together, and so it treats Sabatier and Marcus together, Popovich separately, Cooper and Towell together, and Hargraves separately. As a preface, it is probably a universal tendency to agree with those people who do not criticize one's work and to dismiss those who do; I know it is mine. I have fought that inclination, because all six discussions were thoughtful and warrant objectivity.
Daniels, S.E. 1992. Viewing the committee of scientists as an exercise in social learning, Forest and Conservation History 36(3):129-131.