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Experts Aren't Deities

johnm h Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:39 AM
Experts isn't the best word. They are specialists for the most part because even the best and the brightest in their field know very little and often think they know more than they do. Driving across the country in the early stages of the uprising in Libya the “experts” were all saying that Khadafy would fall within a few weeks. Almost a year later he did. They were also saying that sanctions and an offer of exile would cause him to step down. I didn’t know anything about Libya, but I knew he’d never voluntarily leave. Then of course there are the global warming experts who aren't even specialists.

Let's look at experts. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was a mathematician and scientist. Newton has to be the greatest and most influential scientist who has ever lived. He laid the foundation for classical mechanics, and his genius transformed our understanding of science, particularly in the areas of physics, mathematics and astronomy. What's not widely known is that Newton spent most of his waking hours on alchemy; his experiments included trying to turn lead into gold. Though he wrote volumes on alchemy, after his death Britain's Royal Society deemed that they were "not fit to be printed."

Lord William Thomson Kelvin (1824-1907)...