"I think it is disingenuous

"I think it is disingenuous to say that a specialism can be resolved to following a set of predefined steps. I suspect that most people who specialise in anything would say this would be very unsatisfactory. There is a huge amount of extra value in experience and practice that adds points of skill and hard to communicate understanding that makes the difference between a specialist and someone with a manual"

What do I care if people are unsatisfied with the truth? Ask a hundred Physicians how to treat a cold and you'll get very similar answers. Ask 100 mechanics how to change breaks on a car and you would get almost identical answers.

Government on the other hand includes philosophy, social science, political science, legal theory, etc., all things that are in constant change. There is no straight line to determine which way is the best way, it occurs through trial and error and by including all people in the process (to thedegree that that's possible).

Also, you claim to value experience and practice, as you should, but you then limit everyone to one term.  Not sure how that squares.

'I would not ask a particle physicist for advice on the best method of cleaning an oven.'

Why would you when it's written on the back of the spray can.

 

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