Few weeks ago, I noticed the willingness of Ségolène Royal, the favorite candidate for french socialist primary for presidential election, to tap into our naïve morality (“I am in favor of the just order.” Well, you’re not alone Ms Royal !). But recently, she has put on the table a much more controversial proposition, namely to create Citizens' Juries to evaluate public policies. This aroused a lot of indignation among politicians (who also are her adversaries). But one can also worry about the open-mindedness of scientists on public deliberation.

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