Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: nominated for Webby-Awards

Posted by Don Baccus on
The National Academy of Sciences represents the Scientific Establshment in the United States.  It is the United States equivalent to the United Kingdom's Royal Society.

Jerry Pournelle is a science fiction writer who is open about his politically conservative bias.

If you needed open heart surgery, who would you pick to operate on you?  Jerry Pournelle or a surgeon?

If you needed advice about the state of science, who would you ask?  Jerry Pournelle or a panel of experts drawn from the membership of the National Academy of Sciences?

I would have to question the intellectual honesty of anyone who would answer "a surgeon" to the first question and "Jerry Pournelle" to the second ...