Why aren't there more scientists who transition into politics?
Would our economy, manufacturing, education, healthcare etc be better if they were run by people with a scientific background? Should policy be subject to the scientific method and require strict scientific evidence?
Perhaps people with the character and minds that excel at science are not the same types of people who do well at or enjoy politics. It would seem this way, considering that science is an experimental and solitary field and politics has more to do with charisma, charm and the ability to manipulate people. People are unpredictable. Experiments can be controlled and monitored in laboratories.
But then, too, perhaps there is a science to politics. Hitler may have been one of the best political scientists of all time.
Probably the biggest reason is that scientist only want to expose the truth and aren't willing to promise things that they can't deliver.
The majority don't want to hear what is really required to save the country from the disaster that is coming. They don't want to believe that America can fail or about the levels of corruption and ugly business that goes on every day in Washington.
They also tend to be atheist or at most very mildly religious and in America even today the majority of voters want someone who drinks the Kool-Aid and preferably the same Kool-Aid they drink.
For one thing, it's expensive to go into politics. The only way to raise enough money to run a successful campaign these days is to either be rich or appeal to the private interests and so turn into every other "bought" politician out there. Politics is only appealing to people who want power and celebrity status, but maybe aren't handsome enough to be in film.
by Kyler J Falk 4 weeks ago
Seeing as I am in an open relationship which allows me to explore my desires, I've come to find an interesting and concerning dynamic I would like to hear the opinion of women on. Men are welcome as well, so long as it is constructive and pertains to the question at hand.Women just don't seem to...
by The Jet 8 years ago
We reached the moon...why not Mars? Or one of the moons of Jupiter that -- I heard -- that could support life. Is there no money for serious research on how to build a ship that can reach past the moon...? With all the technology advancing for phones and computers and so on -- why can't we explore...
by Barbara 3 years ago
I've been trying for months to get my Pnterest traffic back to my hub pages. I just found out that my Pinterest pages go to a hubpage on Pinterest that is totally unorganized, they would never find my stuff! WHY aren't my links coming back here to my Hubpages? Am I missing some thing? I don't want...
by Michele Travis 8 years ago
The last hub update was about 25 hours ago. I just put a new hub up. When will they start updating hubs? Why have they stopped?
by JohnM 8 years ago
Why Aren't My Biscuits Light And Fluffy?How do I make great biscuits?
by seanorjohn 10 years ago
Why aren't you asleep right now . You know you should be.
Copyright © 2020 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|