Scientists are educated in the same places as our politicians, bankers and economists. They are also human and prone to the same failings of morals and judgement. But we seem to put them on some sort of plane above the ordinary person. "The scientists" have decided that something must be done and they are far cleverer than us, so it must be done. This is the sort of deference that got us into the financial and political mess the world is in today.That is a big part of the problem ... too many people are far too deferential. "We must listen to the scientists ... baaaaa ... ", they say. And why?
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