The Politics Of Scientists


Atlantic Monthly - Daily Dish

The Politics Of Scientists

Robin D. Hanson | Aug 01, 2009

Andrew Sullivan mentions Robin Hanson in his Atlantic Monthly - Daily Dish post about the political ideology of scientists. Robin Hanson discusses the substantial difference between how scientists see themselves and how the public sees scientists.

"If the public knew the truth, I expect two effects:

1. The public would consider scientists to be less authoritative as a neutral source on policy questions, and
2. Since scientists are respected, the public would become less conservative and more liberal."

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