NSES Content Standard F
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: 
Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges  
Grades 9-12, page 199 

Understanding basic concepts and principles of science and technology should precede active debate about the economics, policies, politics, and ethics of various science- and technology-related challenges. However, understanding science alone will not resolve local, national, or global challenges. 

Benchmark 3C The Nature of Technology: Issues in Technology
Grades 6-8, page 56
Rarely are technology issues simple and one-sided. Relevant facts alone, even when known and available, usually do not settle matters entirely in favor of one side or another. That is because the contending groups may have different values and priorities. They may stand to gain or lose in different degrees, or may make very different predictions about what the future consequences of the proposed action will be.