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Snark Life:
"The Death of Expertise: The John Gruber Story"
9:55 pm — Tuesday, 19 December 2017
anonymous:
The article's chief flaw – and there was serious competition – is observing that Trump voters do not always behave rationally, but not understanding that the author's fellow travelers on the left are no less irrational, emotional, shallow and un-scientific in their political opinions.

Nichols is why "expertise" is dying: Our self-appointed experts are the root of many of our problems.

11:48 pm — Tuesday, 19 December 2017
anonymous:
Shame certainly doesn't work on Gruber.
1:44 am — Wednesday, 20 December 2017
piece of kit:
> Nichols is why "expertise" is dying: Our self-appointed experts are the root of many of our problems.

Let me guess: you don't trust the "lame stream media"…
2:42 am — Wednesday, 20 December 2017
anonymous:
Oooh you got me!
3:13 am — Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Ero:
anonymous:

> Nichols is why "expertise" is dying: Our self-appointed experts are the root of many of our problems.

There's a kernel of truth there, but its not the whole story.

It's like when a scientist or doctor makes a discovery, they always temper it by saying "there's a correlation here" or "this could work". Then the media/Al Gore/etc blow it way out of proportion and attach degrees of certainty the original study didn't have.

This is the fault of journalists, politicians and communicators. Climate science is supported by evidence, but people tune out because of Al Gore's bombastic movie.
3:27 am — Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Chris:
Expertise is dying because so called experts always evaluate data with an agenda in mind. People have caught on.

Go Trump!
3:54 am — Wednesday, 20 December 2017
anonymous:
Ero, that is the difference between self-appointed experts and real experts.


Self-appointed experts have aims on becoming a managerial/bureaucratic class to dictate life for all of us. They are not liberal or conservative so much as authoritarian. Journalists, politicians and communicators are among these self-appoitned experts too.
4:35 am — Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Paint the tires, ma!:
Reading deep meaning into a 1.5% margin of victory against a sexual predator and pedophile is a waste of time.

The Democrats got out the vote. It's not fucking rocket science.

The problem is they got out the vote with a full court press and still only won by 1.5%. That's some severe structural weakness there, Jim.

And anyway, you know what they say: a Democrat from Alabama is still more conservative than a Republican from California.
8:23 am — Wednesday, 20 December 2017
anonymous:
Shame worked on Gruber's iPhone X review.
1:05 pm — Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Sebby:
Oh, goodie. Another illiberal "liberal". As a social democrat this kind of attitude really pisses me off.

Yes, Trumtards were wrong to vote for him. But as he correctly notes, there are root causes and, until these are actually solved, there will always be a selfish justification for voting for hell on earth. It's a shame this twat can't appreciate that.
5:03 pm — Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Johnny Grubstein:
>Nichols’s The Death of Expertise is one of my favorite books of 2017

Stop reading shitty third-rate "books" like this and put in some work on this craptastic blog of yours.
5:17 pm — Wednesday, 20 December 2017
jimothy:
You're all being harsh on the Grubester, but I'm just impressed that he read a book in 2017.

Well, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming he read it, anyway.
7:26 pm — Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Ero:
anonymous:

> Ero, that is the difference between self-appointed experts and real experts.
>
> Self-appointed experts have aims on becoming a managerial/bureaucratic class to dictate life for all of us. They are not liberal or conservative so much as authoritarian. Journalists, politicians and communicators are among these self-appoitned experts too.

Good point. In that case I wouldn't even call them self-appointed experts, they're just frauds.

Best thing any of us can do when a sensationalist article or legislation appears is to ask for their sources. If its not in a respected, peer reviewed journal of science/medicine/research, its not worth the paper its printed on.
4:27 am — Thursday, 21 December 2017
Ero:
Chris:

> Expertise is dying because so called experts always evaluate data with an agenda in mind. People have caught on.

So-called experts (self-appointed experts in anonymous's parlance), sure.

When a family member has heart surgery, I want an expert on cardiology. I want structural engineering experts inspecting bridges. These experts don't "always" have an agenda.
4:32 am — Thursday, 21 December 2017
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