December 7, 2010


Indoctrinating experts is notoriously easy.
The expert, in effect, attributes to every emphatic dictum the same authority as he attributes to the procedures he follows.

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  1. The original Spanish is:

    Adoctrinar técnicos es notoriamente fácil.
    El técnico, en efecto, le atribuye a todo dictamen enfático la misma autoridad que a las recetas que aplica.

    The Spanish word translated here as "experts" is técnicos; thus, in Spanish the idea of expertise is closely connected to the idea of technical knowledge.