Obvious response: "They weren't elected".
May 17th, 2011 8:42pm
Yes they were. PLease note chinese prepends an "s" to all leading vowels.
May 17th, 2011 9:01pm
The Soviet Union had a similarly high proportion of scientists as political leaders.
>What does the scientific prominence atop China’s ruling body say, if
>anything, about the role of science and technology in China’s ability
>to compete against the U.S. and the world in terms of innovation and
Yep, some people used to say exactly the same thing about the Soviet Union. Look at what happened to them.
May 17th, 2011 10:35pm
Well, I guess they helped create Google (Sergey was born to Scientist parents in Moscow), but how much good did it do them?
So I guess the next Google will be started by a Beijing born Chinese immigrant.... in Silicon Valley.
May 17th, 2011 10:37pm
See, the Godless commies worship brains above all else. The takeaway is that the harsh totalitarians are a bunch of "mentates".
Conversely, this explains someone like Sarah Palin's popularity very well.
May 17th, 2011 11:31pm