Experts and Trials

Looking at things very carefully and for very long periods of time is the mark of an expert, a specialist in the things which are being studied. It can provide very useful science and very useful information. So much so that in almost every field of human endeavour the expert rules. Governments and large corporations hire experts to tell them what to do. It is an unusual government or corporation that will not follow the expert advice. In that sense experts become the decision makers, not the elected government or the elected board of directors. Presumably an expert would give the same advice regardless of which elected government employed him or her, and the expert would give the same advice regardless of which company or board of directors employed her or him. Continue reading