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Engineers and scientists as politicians
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Engineers and scientists as politicians

Wouldn't it be better if politicians were analytical thinkers rather than professional liars? What's better, analytical thinking politicians or lawyer politicians? Or maybe philosopher politicians are better?

Of course it would be ridiculous to only allow technical minded people to become politicians, but maybe it could be encouraged.
12-08-2010 01:40 PM
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Re: Engineers and scientists as politicians

I think a variety of people need to be politicians, not just the charismatic assholes who are good at lying. Having more down-to-earth, logical, technical people helps, but I don't think they should completely dominate leadership. A variety of people with a variety of experiences and beliefs can give the people more representation.
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If people were intelligent enough we wouldn't need politicians. Noo

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There's a saying: "If people followed their conscience and did what they knew was right, we wouldn't need government."
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Yea maybe there needs to be diversity instead of a bunch of lawyers. Maybe the problem is the culture around it, instead of "politicians" we should have leaders or managers.

PS Julian Assange studied physics and mathematics and was a computer geek, wouldn't you rather have someone like that running a country? However we have people like Stephen Conroy in charge.
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genuine anarchist Wrote:There's a saying: "If people followed their conscience and did what they knew was right, we wouldn't need government."

I believe the saying was "if people could govern themselves then there would be no need for government"(which explains the dumbing down and constant started conflict the governments encourage).

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this thread implys that engineers and scientists are good public speakers, which they are not. at all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXMA34CeoQ
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Jesusaurisrex Wrote:this thread implys that engineers and scientists are good public speakers, which they are not. at all.

This implies that good public speaking should be a requirement. "Public speaking" in the context of politicians means "convince everyone you're right".

Engineers and scientists would not be as good as current politicians at playing dirty to reach the top, but that's why others would probably need to help give them the leadership status.

Edit: Or if the whole population was more intelligent they would vote for intelligent people instead of just good public speakers like Obama
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the corrupt and dirty engineers would be at the top.

Imagine the consequences of an intelligent corrupt man in power.

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