They’re becoming strong political figures though, I think their day will come amidsts the cheers of “victory for Science over Religions Dogma”. And…. well… it should be interesting to see what would happen next.
Two countries, one who favors one scientific interpretation and another that favors a different scientific interpretation will go to war.
The same would be true for Philosophy though, James. I don’t believe any singular field should have domination.
Specialists should remain advisors.
Appropriate for Kings are diplomats. Civility both for others of the same ruling class and also civility towards their own people. I can see no better ruler.
The rulers are best equipped with specialists from every field of human knowledge endeavor, each representing their points of view and the people they represent.
Ultimately though? Representationalism is also of limited value. Yet straight democracies run the risk of becoming popularity contests as they do in democracies.
But I don’t know the ultimate answers honestly.