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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

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