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Experts Aren't Deities

Specious Rule Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:05 AM
Raymond, economic tools have been used to study much more than market phenomena. Most economists see non market decisions/choices as economic; there is a cost to every one of our daily choices. Since politics and governance influence our decisions, for good or bad, economists have been studying these relationships for some time now.

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)...