LOLJanuary 30, 2021 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch15 CommentsHow Biden Can Make America More Scientific The case for a presidential social science council. previousThat didn’t work out well thennextEver so slightly off topic 15 thoughts on “LOL” Diogenes January 30, 2021 at 4:23 pm Isn’t that why you have a cabinet and the Central Reserve? Jonathan January 30, 2021 at 5:15 pm Here’s my tip: Google FBI crime stats and racial differences in IQ . That’ll give you some policy prescriptions to make America better, and best of all it’s Science! Mohave Greenie January 30, 2021 at 5:17 pm If they can make the social sciences more scientific, I say, “good on ’em”. “What’s that ya say Skippy?” “Oh” “OH!” Diogenes January 30, 2021 at 5:40 pm https://www.researchgate.net/publication/275652281_Why_Do_Conservatives_Report_Being_Happier_Than_Liberals_The_Contribution_of_Neuroticism At least readers of this blog are happier than President Harris Baron Jackfield January 30, 2021 at 6:46 pm If one may be permitted to paraphrase Prof. John Brignell (a real Prof.)… Putting “social” in front of “science” is the same as putting “witch” in front of “doctor”. (except in John’s case the prefix of “science” was “climate”) Chester Draws January 30, 2021 at 8:42 pm We need empirical research in debates about how to solve today’s most pressing challenges, from pandemic-related public health challenges to the economic crises that will persist long after we are vaccinated. The Left idolise “Science” because they don’t understand it. No-one does “Science”. Experts in particular sciences do their bit, but no-one knows much at all outside their specialty. Biologists don’t know squat about lasers, and aerospace engineers aren’t much chop at organic chemistry. Likewise, given how poor the pandemic has been treated by supposed experts, letting those same people near the economy would be ruinous. We already have health and economic experts. Ummmm January 30, 2021 at 9:13 pm The problem with experts is the old one that to a person with a hammer every problem is a nail. Experts will always give a narrow approach based on those field Starfish January 30, 2021 at 9:14 pm Empirical research? Like actual evidence? I thought leftie crusades were about emoting and identity politics? Theophrastus January 30, 2021 at 9:55 pm Jonathan + 100 Dhebdud January 30, 2021 at 10:21 pm Because we don’t yet have a plethora of federal agencies that discuss and enact policies for that very thing. *eye roll* Boganboy January 30, 2021 at 10:34 pm ‘How Biden Can Make America More HOLY’. So, fixed that one. Still, it’d provide a job for the girl. So Much For Subtlety January 31, 2021 at 1:04 am How Biden Can Make America More Scientific He can accept that an individual with every single cell stamped with an X and a Y is a man. Trump showed how utterly f**king useless our elites were. He produced better outcomes than the best the Ivy League could produce. Record economic growth. Peace in the Middle East. So these social “scientists” can fuck off. Then fuck right off. Then fuck off some more. TD January 31, 2021 at 1:06 am Sounds like a bunch of arts grads hoping for a government post that will get them out of working at Starbucks. Flubber January 31, 2021 at 3:52 am Expect them to try to give sound science like Climate Racism and Critical Race Theory a veneer of “science” when in fact they’re just bitter blood libels to justify treating white people badly. M January 31, 2021 at 2:23 pm Anybody else flashing back on the “Scientific People” from Alfred Bester’s The Stars My Destination? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.