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Offline Omni

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #1530 on: February 04, 2018, 08:32:06 pm »
On the other hand, those who would dismiss 'expertise' because it doesn't align with their values or because they've made a subjective decision that politicians are 'virtue signalling' or 'in the pocket' or 'some other agenda' and should thus be ignored/dismissed aren't doing us any favors, either.   I'd even go so far to say that it's those who dismiss expertise, for any reason, that do the greater harm.   Consider that great stand-by, anti-vaccers.  They choose to believe a minority of experts rather than the combined expertise of dozens of people around the world, not to mention the empirical evidence of decades of research and evidence; as a result, more kids and adults get sick, and more die.

Similar conclusions can be arrived at regarding those who dismiss such things as global warming. For instance Trump says there's nothing to worry about, it's all fake news, and that so called "clean" coal is a beautiful thing. Of course he probably paid as much attention to grade school science as he does to the US Constitution that he is tasked with upholding.