Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Merkel world's first "Post-Victorian Science" leader ?

Merkel gets it !
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel has a PhD in Quantum Chemistry* and worked as a  quantum researcher, publishing several peer-reviewed articles in that science.This means that she knows almost nothing ----- and accepts that she knows almost nothing ---- about the fundamental nature of Reality.

She radiates humility.

By contrast, almost all of the rest of the world's leaders (and not just in politics either) have a few snoozed-through classes in Victorian (aka anti-quantum) science at their High School under their scientific belt.

As a result they honestly believe that they have a firm handle on who controls Reality and that the name of that "who" is Man.

Unlike Merkel, most world leaders think they already know everything about anything : a happy by-product of a high school education in Victorian Science

They ooze hubris into the atmosphere --- guised as CO2.

No wonder then that Merkel  (aka "the traitor-warmist" to most on the Right)  understands that our climate is changing into an enormous disaster zone and that we need Post-Victorian Science employed full bore, to save us from our Victorian-Scientific selves.....

Investigation of the mechanism of decay reactions with single bond breaking and calculation of their velocity constants on the basis of quantum chemical and statistical methods

Margaret Thatcher was also famous as a chemist cum political leader. But she got only a second class honors BSc and that during WWII ----she then worked briefly - and fittingly - in plastics, by far the most MODERNISTIC of industries.

By education and inclination , Thatcher's science was of a Victorian nature.

Perhaps the most useful thing a scientific biographer could do to help save this planet is to prepare a joint  scientific  biography of Thatcher and Merkel, contrasting how their differing science educations influenced their very different politics, though both are conservative and women.

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