1. Who will solve the crisis in science? / Andrea Saltelli, Jerome Ravetz and Silvio Funtowicz -- 2. The fallacy of evidence-based policy / Andrea Saltelli and Mario Giampietro -- 3. Never late, never lost, never unprepared / Alice Benessia and Siloio Funtowicz -- 4. Institutions on the verge: working at the science policy interface / ãAngela Guimaräaes Pereira and Andrea Saltelli -- 5. Numbers running wild / Jeroen P. van der Sluijs -- 6. Doubt has been eliminated / Roger Strand. "A crisis looms over the scientific enterprise. Not a day passes without news of retractions, failed replications, fraudulent peer reviews, or misinformed science-based policies. The social implications are enormous, yet this crisis has remained largely uncharted until now. In Science on the Verge, luminaries in the field of post-normal science and scientific governance focus attention on worrying fault-lines in the use of science for policy-making, and the dramatic crisis within science itself. This provocative new volume in The Rightful Place of Science also explores the concepts that need to be unlearned, and the skills that must be relearned and enhanced, if we are to restore the legitimacy and integrity of science."--Publisher's description.