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The need for reason
A new Conservative Government's antennae need to be on alert from day one for the 'evidence based' and 'what works' justifications for Brown's bloated state and overreaching policies.   For these cliches are symptoms of 'scientism':  the belief that science, and science alone, can deal with every aspect of human existence, described by Melanie Phillips this week. Evidence is over-rated, experience and reason underrated. These are the clues to the poisoned chalice of secular, morally unimpeachable thought that the Conservatives must avoid drinking from if they are to make real change.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri May 7th, 2010 at 07:24:52 AM EST
... Jesus saves from the bloated government that comes from making decisions based on "facts" and "thinking about what is the responsible thing to do".

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri May 7th, 2010 at 09:22:12 AM EST
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Since when did Melanie Phillips even pretend to care about facts anyway.  I don't know anything about it but I'm right would pretty much sum up her entire argument on any issue.
by Sassafras on Fri May 7th, 2010 at 11:38:19 AM EST
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Well, she doesn't sound crazy at all....

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri May 7th, 2010 at 03:38:00 PM EST
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