US just elected 8 new scientists to Congress. Well done!

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US just elected 8 new scientists to Congress. Well done!

Post by Mikgof » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:05 am

Let's hope that Britain follows suit. Only scientists and engineers are taught to think clearly and logically. Lawyers and those trained in the humanities and business, the vast bulk of our politicos, are taught to think fuzzily or not at all. Only 2% of the total but being able to outthink everyone else their impact will be so much greater. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.


The US just elected 8 new scientists to Congress, including an ocean expert, a nurse, and a biochemist.


The faces of Capitol Hill are changing.

When the 116th Congress heads to Washington in January, there will be a record number of women in the ranks — at least 123, according to the news website Axios, including the first Muslim women, the first Somali-American, and the first Native American women.

There will be more scientists too.

On Tuesday, at least eight new science-credentialed candidates were elected: one senator and seven members of the House. Full results are not yet available in Washington state, where a pediatrician is likely to be elected to the House.

The members of the 115th Congress include one physicist, one microbiologist, and one chemist, as well as eight engineers and one mathematician. The medical professions are slightly better represented, with three nurses and 15 doctors.

The new winners will bolster those science ranks. The Democratic candidates who won all ran successful campaigns with the support of a nonprofit political-action committee called 314 Action, which started in 2016 and is dedicated to recruiting, training, and funding scientists and healthcare workers who want to run for political office. (One Republican engineer-turned-businessman won a race in Oklahoma, without support from the PAC.)

"Scientists are essentially problem-solvers," Shaughnessy Naughton, the president of 314 Action, told Business Insider before the election results came in.

Since Congress often wrestles with complex issues like climate change, cybersecurity, and how to provide fairer, cheaper healthcare, Naughton said she thought the US should put more scientists into the decision-making body.

"Who better to be tackling these issues than scientists?" she said.
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Re: US just elected 8 new scientists to Congress. Well done!

Post by Slappy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:50 pm

God damn they're spinng up any old horse shit as something just super duper a


The Rino's were purged outta the house because no one showed up to vote for Ryan's Rino's

And who Obama stumped for the hardest LOST

Obama was the biggest loser


The scientist nurse is going to stop global warming with regulations and higher taxes

It's all very sciency

And gender is fluid

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Post by Mikgof » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:56 pm

Slappy wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:50 pm
God damn they're spinng up any old horse shit as something just super duper a


The Rino's were purged outta the house because no one showed up to vote for Ryan's Rino's

And who Obama stumped for the hardest LOST

Obama was the biggest loser


The scientist nurse is going to stop global warming with regulations and higher taxes

It's all very sciency

And gender is fluid
Scientists will make a difference. They're the only ones who can actually think. And global warming can easily be fixed by the immediate removal of all subsidies from energy production and farming. You don't need fuzzy thinking and complications to fix things. Sometimes the simplest solution is the best.
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Re: US just elected 8 new scientists to Congress. Well done!

Post by Powlett-Jones » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:43 pm

My favourite scientist is Steve Hawking. He's dead.

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