Franklin’s List, a nonpartisan political action committee “dedicated to electing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals to public office” officially launched last month.
The PAC wants STEM specialists to win elections and address funding scientific research, education policy, and even curriculum specifics.
In Is Progress Possible?, C.S. Lewis foresaw the specialist’s inevitable rise in government:
Now I dread specialists in power because they are specialists speaking outside their special subjects. Let scientists tell us about sciences. But government involves questions about the good for man, and justice, and what things are worth having at what price; and on these a scientific training gives a man's opinion no added value. Let the doctor tell me I shall die unless I do so-and-so; but whether life is worth having on those terms is no more a question for him than for any other man.