In an effort to gaslight the American public, House Representative Bill Foster (D-IL), the only physicist in Congress, has circulated a request to select recipients of the Nobel Prize who would endorse Joe Biden. As if some of their prestige would transfer to a candidate who can only function for twelve minutes – and with the use of a teleprompter. Of course, he was whisked away before anyone in the hand-picked mainstream media could ask him a question that has not been scripted and placed on the teleprompter.

The so-called “letter” is only a signed statement of support with generic reasons…

Nobel Laureates endorse Joe Biden

81 American Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine have signed this letter to express their support for former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 election for President of the United States.

At no time in our nation’s history has there been a greater need for our leaders to appreciate the value of science in formulating public policy.

[OCS:  Every leader in the history of the United States has accepted the value of science in formulating public policy. Unfortunately, one can pick and choose their experts to support almost any political agenda.

There is no proof that any single expert or group of experts has all of the answers, and that ignoring contrarian viewpoints over the “fashionable” science of the day is productive in the formulation of public policy.

Sometimes the scientific answer is taken as an absolute and does not accept the inalienable rights of individuals to make their own decisions and govern their own lives.

This is part of the Marxist philosophy that posits that our society needs to be run by an elite group of individuals who use science and experts to make policies to govern in the best interests of ALL of the “people.”]

During his long record of public service, Joe Biden has consistently demonstrated his willingness to listen to experts, his understanding of the value of international collaboration in research, and his respect for the contribution that immigrants make to the intellectual life of our country.

[OCS: Again, every leader in the history of the United States shows a willingness to listen to experts.

International collaboration is the norm for most routine science with the exception of dual-use research that can be adapted for military use.

Science is science and I know of no individuals who regard the immigration status of scientists over the science. The scientific method is color blind and all research is a process of controlled skepticism where findings and conclusions are presented freely for replication, validation, nullification, or simply a statement of need for further research.]

As American citizens and as scientists, we wholeheartedly endorse Joe Biden for President.

[OCS: First, one may consider that some of these individuals have a conflict of interest in that their institutions and individual work may be tied to government research grants and funding.

And second, one does not know if their scientific training and experience has been used to investigate and analyze the political nature of the Democrat Party, the competence of Joe Biden as a leader, evaluate evidence of Biden’s criminal activity and corruption, and consider that Biden's political path as being on the wrong side of history over his lengthy career.]

To read the 81 names, the letter can be found here.

[OCS: Between 1901 and 2019, there have been 950 Nobel Laureates: 923 individuals and 27 organizations. One can claim that 8.77573131% of the individuals are listed. I would be interested in how many requests were made, how many Laureates do not identify as Democrats, and how many people tossed the request in the trash where it belongs.

There are six Nobel Prize categories: physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace, and economics. And, unfortunately, there seems to be a gross omission in the list of Nobel Laureates related to the field most relevant to a political discussion: ECONOMICS.]

Bottom line…

There is no tangible evidence that a smart individual who has specialized subject-matter knowledge in one area has taken the time and effort to analyze the political situation in the United States and make a determination of the comparative benefits of a Biden administration over Trump administration.

And speaking of “experts,” let us consider the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the noted physician/scientist who has worked for the government for 52-years and who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 (36-years). He first told us that the coronavirus was not a “thing” and was comparable to the seasonal flu. Then he told us something different. He provided the President of the United States with advice based on inadequate models, which proved to be grossly incorrect. And, he told us not to wear masks, followed by a suggestion to wear a mask. The man has been all over media opining on subjects outside of his expertise and which appear worthless when one considers the broader economy and public policy. So much for the “experts.” Of course, as is with most “experts,” he refused to listen to, or consult with, other equally-qualified experts who held contrarian opinions. Thus the so-called science failed to inform public policy and has nearly destroyed many cities whose governors claim “science” informs their actions – but cannot produce any valid science to back their public policies.

The use of experts has its limitations, and subject-matter knowledge is not wisdom. How I long for a pragmatic multi-disciplinary thinker like Dick Feynman – himself a Nobel Laureate in physics.

In the final analysis, perhaps we should ask ourselves what might happen if a medical expert looks at the medical evidence and suggests that we shut down our economy and destroy lives, jobs, and our country? Whoops! That's an in-progress scenario. 

We are so screwed.

-- steve

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

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