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Consensus is politics, literally.
I agree. (Oh no!!! You got me doing it. 🙄
Someone who doesn’t know their fundament from their elbow
It comes from the Greek X for unknown, and spurt, a little drip under pressure.
I did a bit of search and found this:
The word reappeared 1825 in the legal sense, “person who, by virtue of special acquired knowledge or experience on a subject, presumably not within the knowledge of men generally, may testify in a court of justice to matters of opinion thereon, as distinguished from ordinary witnesses, who can in general testify only to facts”
There you have it: an expert is opinionated person, while Joe Blogs only knows the facts.
Right. So treating the expert’s statements as factual is very, very wrong. Got it.
Nah, it’s ex, as in former.
“Ex is a has-been…” as my father used to say if people accused him of being an expert.
I used to enjoy Scott Adams’ humor, but then a majority of experts said he wasn’t funny anymore. I had to go with the consensus. Shoulda done my own research!
Most reliable way to do your own research if humor has been demonstrated is to check your shirt front for sprayed coffee.
And it’s REALLY good humor if you don’t even drink coffee.
I always thought it was a wet keyboard in danger of a short circuit.
Don’t be stupid! Just follow me.. 😉
That is the problem around here. So many people are such contrarians who refuse to recognize the greatness of the great expert right in your midst. You would be so much better off if you just did as you are instructed.
Your first instruction is the most important.
#1- Send money this way.
(And that is how the “expert” class works).
“If I knew which experts were right, wouldn’t that make me smarter than the experts?”
No, but in many people’s minds, smarter than the great unwashed. “Science” is promoted in schools just to make the brain washing technique more effective.
Another bit of fun: https://tnc.news/2022/05/26/trudeau-climate-delegations-win-golden-pig-trophy-for-worst-taxpayer-waste/
What is it with these career politicians and pigs?
Define expert – A talking head who appears on cable news and talks out of their a$$.
Experts are amazing! 😃
Tweet from “Inside Climate News”:
Recent mass shootings in communities of color are renewing fears among environmental and climate activists that a growing number of young men are adopting racist right-wing ideologies to explain the worsening climate crisis and justify extreme violence.
Putin’s war is causing climate warming…polluting the environment….also killing thousands and destroying billions in property damage…..extreme violence is justified to stop him, no?
I found it here;
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How Mass Shootings, Ecofascism and Climate Change Got Tied Together
Two recent mass shootings in communities of color are renewing fears among environmental groups and climate activists that a growing number of young men are adopting racist right-wing ideologies to explain the worsening climate crisis and justify extreme violence.
On Tuesday, a gunman walked into an elementary school in the predominantly Latino city of Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and 2 adults in the worst school-related mass shooting since the one at Sandy Hook Elementary. Less than two weeks prior, a shooter targeted Black shoppers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 and injuring three more.
Read the rest here;
Sorry, wong link…
I think they set a world record for making less sense than VP Giggles!
“young men are adopting racist right-wing ideologies to explain the worsening climate crisis and justify extreme violence.”
Up & down, left & right and back & forth are less contradictory than this.statement is.
Right-wing ideology thinks the supposedly “worsening climate crisis” is a con job so
there’s no reason to behave violently!!!
For leftists, when all else fails, fall back on charges of racism.
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know when you are being lied to. It helps to not have “skin in the game”, and not have emotional attachment to one side or the other.
Classically, a disinterested observer.
“and not have emotional attachment to one side or the other.”
Which is extremely difficult when all you have is emotion, and purple hair.
If there was a smart government in the world (there is not)….it would start producing cheap abundant electric power from Thorium Liquid Salts Cooled Reactors….it would not recognize any CO2 climate warming unless proven….it would not subsidize EVs.
So, is Dilbert an expert?
You need to ask Nick Stokes he will have a definition of an expert.
I may not be an expert, but I do know that if the car I’m considering buying doesn’t have 4 wheels it’s not going to get me anywhere no matter the salesman says.
Don’t buy a car with square wheels, Gunga Din. Consumer Reports says the cars with triangular wheels are best. It eliminates one bump.
They should know. They are experts.
Only Fools and Horses
“For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert.”( Arthur C. Clarke, 1968).
I have been on juries in trials in which each side brought their set of expert witnesses. Still ended up trying to figure out what happened, and why. Best done by disregarding the expert testimony.
I struggle to listen to the experts because I never know if they’re woke enough-
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It’s a particular problem for white guys because we’re never woke enough to be able to judge just who is the wokest expert minority.
It is “a pride of lions,” or a “murder of crows.” Or a “pod of whales.” But it’s “a plague of experts.”
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