Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Good Politician

Why do scientists find it so difficult to identify the characteristics of good politicians?  Is it because, through science, it impossible to state, categorically, the qualities of good people?

Goodness is only observable indirectly.  Yet all scientists have an ability to define the qualities of good scientists.

By definition, people are either scientists or non-scientists.  There is nothing in between.  Therefore, all true scientists are good scientists.

A good scientist is naturally skeptical and inquisitive, without being rudely intrusive.

A good scientist wants to know the facts, and to know when to reveal those facts to an unbelieving public.

A good scientist respects not only the facts of the universe but the mysteries of the universe.

A good scientist wants to reveal an understanding of former mysteries, through the intertwining of consistent observations, reliable reasoning and clear, accurate communication.

For example, one of the most significant mysteries in the universe, from a human point of view, is the absence of consistently good scientific thinking in the minds even of scientists.

Consistently good scientific thinking distinguishes clearly between irrational unbelief and reasonable skepticism, in all sorts of situations.

Acquiring and communicating accurate information requires intellectual honesty and interpersonal respect.  On all occasions, therefore, a good scientist has a duty to be, or at least try to be, a good person.

This duty is particularly important when dealing with ignorant individuals and persons lacking intellectual honesty and/or interpersonal respect.

Every good person has a duty to think like a good scientist, whenever possible.  That possibility only arises after receiving considerable guidance in scientific ways of thinking.

That guidance may be acquired through reputable scientific textbooks.  It may also be acquired through reliable online sources of scientific knowledge.

Where do you usually find reliable guidance?

What is your philosophical understanding of good moral behaviour and good scientific behaviour?

Is it possible to be a good person without the ability to think like a scientist?

How is a good politician supposed to think?

Is a good politician likely to be a good person?

Is a good politician likely to be a good scientist?

Please provide your answers to these questions now, if at all possible.  If you need to think about your answers more carefully before supplying them, do ensure you at least try to do so within the next two weeks.

You will be expected to provide verifiable descriptions of:

1. Scientific integrity

2. Personal integrity

3. Political integrity

I am not willing to provide you with any information about myself until after your answers are received here.  Even scientists tend to have prejudices and other biases.

All you need to know, at present, is that your answers should be addressed:

c/o Twaklin.

Once all answers are scientifically documented here, I will make an analysis of the findings and report the results through an appropriately respectable media outlet.

Friday, November 17, 2017

A Few Important Things to Think About Soon

Whether you are more interested in the history of footwear or the comfort of your feet is very much up to you.

Sensible shoes are usually expected as suitable footwear in Villa Twaklinilkawt.  A respectable understanding of history and science is expected here, too.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Something Refreshing

Down in the parlour of Villa Twaklinilkawt, private discussions have been taking place, over the past few months, on many important subjects, so I have been told.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Encouraging Reasonable Acceptance of Differences

What sort of dress code do you expect to be enforced when seeking to attend a salon for world peace?

How do you expect a salon for world peace to convey and encourage reasonable acceptance of differences?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Avoiding Boredom and Other Forms of Distress

Boredom and other forms of distress are horrible.  Sensible people are motivated to avoid them. 

Dealing with boredom should be as easy for most people as emptying the bladder or bowels.  All forms of distress should, ideally, be treated like ordinary problems, such as thirst, hunger, tiredness, itchiness and personal smelliness.