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Why Don`t Americans Elect Scientists?

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NYT blog post from earlier this year. Do Americans have the wrong impression of scientists? What do you think I-A-B?
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Zeegrr60
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1759 Posts
Saturday, September 15, 2012 1:58:12 AM
The real reason? Religion. Scientists (Real ones) have no use for it.So tax it. Believers would have to pay.that's why no scientist politicians in America,no money in it.

Muert
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 141 Posts
Friday, September 14, 2012 8:44:10 AM
patch:

xkcd purity

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 1:55:51 PM
@Ollie: That last line about econ made me lol, nicely done. And engineers aren't scientists either, it`s just applied mathematics.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 11737 Posts
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 9:59:24 AM
Just for the record, Todd Akin, the Republican candidate for senate in Missouri of "legitimate rape" fame is an engineer. I'm just sayin`...

BTW, economics is a "social science," i.e., not real science. Everything there is to know about how the real economy works is taught in the first 2 semesters. Everything after that just teaches you how to f*** it up.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:00:51 AM
@Thonious: I wonder how many people recall that economics is a science, not a cult.

Economics is the *science* of telling you tomorrow why what you did yesterday didn't work today.

That being said I at least applaud economics majors for going into politics, because that skill set is at least relevant to big decisions that person would make.

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