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ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston

Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Mr.Walrus Author
Mr.Walrus

How about a tribunal of:

-Neil Degrasse Tyson
-Michio Kaku
-Carl Sagan (because Sagan can never really die)

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ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston

I'd replace Kaku with Krauss for the sake of pragmatism. I've seen a lot of Michio and he always seems gives off a sort of a preachy hope vibe that I've come to be a bit wary of.

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Mr.Walrus Author
Mr.Walrus

Okay that's actually a very good idea. Michio Kaku does strike me as a little too optimistic (not holding anything against him, we need optimists, and I greatly respect Kaku anyway), and with relative optimists Sagan and Tyson already on the tribunal there'd need to be some balance. I feel like Krauss would be teamed up against and overrun a lot though...

First time I saw one of Krauss' videos I got so depressed though. "WHAT? Everyone else said the universe was awesome, this guy makes it seem in a worse situation than Earth..."

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ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston

Exactly, if either of the other two weren't so optimistic the whole world would commit mass suicide.

Hmm, on second thought...

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MattmanDude Creator
MattmanDude

For the USA...

Chuck Norris for President.

Ted Nugent for Secretary of Defense.

(lol okay in all seriousness now...)

I think government is best run by groups of many people from many different backgrounds, and usually is best when it stays small and empowers its people to make decisions.

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Yuribeard7
Yuribeard7

Roundhouse kick ALL the things!

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TyXo
TyXo

I'm not from US, but, in my country (Brazil), I think that would be better military persons and professors/teachers. I would love to see a dictatorship (not a communist dictatorship or a rascist one). Between security and good education (I dont mind to say hail to someone) x free speech, I would choose the first. ok, my english is not that good so D: dont kill me D:

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Fluffkind
Fluffkind

I have this idea where in addition to a general election that everybody votes in we have several smaller elections, one for each "department of government". The election you get to vote in is determined by your education. Hopefully this would mean less uninformed voters and also less uninformed politicians. When you intimately know the politicians subject it will be harder for him to ******** or rely on rhetoric.

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attackmike
attackmike

"Personally, I'd like to see a country almost entirely run by scientists and philosophers. "

interesting and how would you propose to divide the country's resources between fields of science.

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Mr.Walrus Author
Mr.Walrus

Democracy, my friend, democracy. I'm saying that I'd like to see a republic elect a bunch of scientists and philosophers, rather than lawyers and buisnessmen, not some sort of scientific oligarchy.

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Cervi_Messias Creator
Cervi_Messias

I think we should make Deer_hunter God Emporer...

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Cpt.Dann
Cpt.Dann

TheAmazingAtheist as president, me as Vice President, Adam Savage as Secretary of Defense, Richard Dawkins as president of National Science Administration, George Carlin as new Statue of the American Dream, Bill Maher as Ambassador...

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Who do you think would be the ideal group of people to run government? Which proffessions or specific mentalities would you see as being the best to preside over a nation/what combination of them?

Personally, I'd like to see a country almost entirely run by scientists and philosophers. My only worry is that they'd become too disconnected from the common man, though I think that they're a lot more sympathetic than the lawmakers which preside over the government currently.

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