Tuesday, 21 September 2010


I hope they don't start giving engineers "special treatment" at the TSA. 
Nearly 20 percent of [right wing terrorists] had engineering degrees.
While terrorist groups probably have incentives to recruit engineers and others with specialized knowledge, the statistical anomaly holds for right wing terrorists, not left wing ones.
The engineer mind-set, Gambetta and Hertog suggest, might be a mix of emotional conservatism and intellectual habits that prefers clear answers to ambiguous questions — “the combination of a sharp mind with a loyal acceptance of authority.”

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