A Call for Scientists and the Scientifically Minded to Enter Politics

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Vaccines, Immunology, Drug Discovery/Design, Molecular Biology, and Philosophy.


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    Bryce HarperJanuary 27, 2014 - 4:31 pm

    Excellent article Chris, I may even have to start a blog so I can publicly reply in a formal, more accessible fashion!

    I think you are right in every way, our political system needs more scientists, engineers, and educators.

    When I suggested a new paradigm, an upgraded political framework, for these newcomers to work effectively in, I should of elaborated. The first obvious change that will need to be implemented is absolute transparency within the government, particularly in the areas of finance (including corporate sponsors and powerful lobbying groups). Furthermore any major debates on descions regarding the nation should be screened live, with live interactive polls, if this is done online we can assure encryption of the voting data. No employee of the state is immune to review and replacement, I believe running a government like this is the only way we can change our current problem of short sighted politicians, we need long term stable policy to promote better standards of education and living, bridging (dreaming, eliminating) the gap between upper and lower classes.

    This is obviously not the utopian guide to a logical and compassionate government but I think you’ll get what I mean.

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      Christopher_NWJanuary 30, 2014 - 8:12 am

      Yes I do feel that there is a dearth of long term planning in many governments.

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    Bryce HarperJanuary 27, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    Descions made behind closed doors in an artificial government state tucked away in the valleys of NSW’s could not be any further disconnected and utterly alienated from the people. The people being, the rest of us who turn this giant social and economical cog that is Australia.

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    Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the pictures on this blog loading?

    I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my
    end or if it’s the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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      Christopher_NWJune 13, 2014 - 10:36 am

      No, works fine on this end (I have tried a couple of computers and it’s fine), so it must be an issue on your end, or when you tried looking there may have been web maintenance.

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