Should scientists lead and structure society instead of politicians?

Asked by: Candor18
  • The mental leaders rather than the social ones- sounds great!

    At least they'd focus more on education and less on wars...... That sounds good. Also, the worlds knowledge and discovery rate would sky rocket if science had the government behind it, as war and poverty would fall. I really can't think of a bad side to this, and it sounds pretty awesome actually. Work out the details, and I'd happily support this notion.

  • Scientists are more likely to get the right answers on public policy issues

    SScientists are the only group of people in any population that at least attempts to put facts oveemotions and opinions. Scientists try to provide evidence for any position they take on an issue and they actually test their claims, or anyone else's claims. Professionals in the field of science are the only people attempting to learn about reality and how to improve humanity's

  • State my opinion? I rest my case... Observation of empirical evidence and replication of successful methods, which are continually improved upon, with respect to humanity...

    Our nation’s founding fathers intended our Constitution to be a “living” one, that adapts and changes according to its environment, which is society... As society progresses, adapts, and embraces change (the only constant throughout the universe), so should our laws, and politicians opinions should be left out of the equation...

  • Science is about creating new knowledge, not about leading.

    Obviously people want a leader who bases policies on science and not on meaningless rhetoric. Unfortunately scientists will not fit this role, primarily because science is only concerned with understanding how processes work. In order to apply science to improve society, an engineer is needed. In addition, politicians are typically very good at communicating their ideas to a wide audience, while scientists do not universally have this skill.

  • Science is about R&D...

    As a nerd, I can safely say I'd rather have someone with actual social skills dictating policy. Scientists spend much of their time observing and testing, and administration would cut into that time, slowing R&D. In short, putting even more responsibility on our finest minds would be counterproductive. If the scientist wants to switch careers, then they should have someone with deep pockets willing to back them.

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