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  •  I Disagree (4.00)
    I disagree with your statement.  If you'd substitute "intellectually honest" for "geeky" then I'd agree. :)

    Or, maybe you're right and intellectual honesty and fidelity to the Constitution has fallen into the "geeky" camp, or perhaps it's even "elitist."  

    •  Geek = Elitist = Right-wing frame (4.00)
      Don't fall for it.

      Come see TV from the reality-based community at

      by MarkInSanFran on Mon Dec 26, 2005 at 07:22:25 PM PST

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      •  Elitists (none)
        with brown bag lunches.  

        I'd trust a geek before a politician, or many other professionals, anyday.

        "Let him that would move the world first move himself." --Socrates

        by joanneleon on Mon Dec 26, 2005 at 08:06:00 PM PST

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        •  Geeks maybe... (none)
          ... but those nerds.. you've gotta watch them like a hawk.  

          :)  Just kidding.  

          In my pantheon of people that I "trust", geeks are pretty high up there, since they are probably masters or in the process of mastering some area of knowledge.  I may not agree with them, but I won't often question their honesty about an area they know, if only because destroying their intellectual credibility in that area would harm a large chunk of their personal identity.

          People who rigorously follow some version of the scientific method (which is, in theory, applied in an abstract way to legal though: legal theory to evidence or precedent to legal conclusion, to paraphrase) have moved a long way to credibility in my mind.  But the ability to fix evidence (broadly speaking) around a pre-determined outcome by very clever people who act in bad faith serves as a warning not to accept declarations blindly.

          (in other news, my meaningless rambling quotient is very, very high tonight... sigh..)

          You can never ask too many questions.

          by socratic on Mon Dec 26, 2005 at 10:00:59 PM PST

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