Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Our scientists and our politicians, taken as groups, lack, in my opinion, resolve. They shy away from making their assertions and injunctions explicit. We are mired in the imprecision of irresolute knowers and powers. We are asked to understand vague statements, to obey vague orders.

Clarity of statement. Intensity of command. These are what make our understanding and obedience precise. And our misunderstandings and disobedience interesting. Our scientists and politicians lack the requisite resolve. To inquire. To govern.

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