H.G. Wells on

We hear so much about “expert judgement” and “panels of experts” … here is what H.G. Wells has to say:

Now Newton, Darwin, Dalton, Davy, Joule, and Adam Smith did not affect this “expert” hankey-pankey, becoming enough in a hairdresser or a fashionable physician, but indecent in a philosopher or a man of science.

From “A Modern Utopia”, Chapter 3. Admittedly he is discussing economists!

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