Interesting thoughts related to the current populist backlash against “experts”. A general appreciation of the scientific method will remove the need for “encyclopaedic minds and advanced sociologists”?
“Available to everyone will be a general scientific education, especially the learning of the scientific method, the habit of correct thinking, the ability to generalize from facts and make more or less correct deductions. But of encyclopedic minds and advanced sociologists there will be very few. It would be sad for mankind if at any time theoretical speculation became the only source of guidance for society, if science alone were in charge of all social administration. Life would wither, and human society would turn into a voiceless and servile herd. The domination of life by science can have no other result than the brutalization of mankind” https://manifesto.lorea.io/