Originally Posted by Cephalic Trauma
I disagree. Most of them are inconsequential idiots who don't even sniff academic success, so their effect on progress and truth is extremely limited.
Only when they try to convince others / pass laws limiting such progress (see stem cells as a example)
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. -HL Mencken 1933