following an earlier attack on university professors, the "academic elites", I posted the following
Yeah - I really 'enjoyed' the daily task of correcting the notes and report my PhD Chemistry boss submitted to our superiors - the man was a good chemist and a decent supervisor but he couldn't write three words without mis-spelling two of them.
Far too many "highly-paid professionals" are unable to communicate with anyone outside of their profession, far too many of these "highly-paid professionals" have zero knowledge of the world outside of their chosen profession and often exhibit a weird willingness to accept the most absurd beliefs simply because they don't know enough to realise the absurdity.
Yes, we need engineers and chemists and physicists and computer scientists, just like we need attorneys and car salesmen and postal carriers, and all of them and all of the rest of us need to learn about stuff outside of our narrow little workaday world. Being really good at one very specific task does not automatically make a person a qualified citizen, does not create a person who should be telling other people how to do their jobs.