Of course not. Those ignorant, unwashed masses of little people have no business doing anything other than what WE tell them to do.
I read your comment just as I was falling off yet another turnip truck so I may have misinterpreted what you wrote. But it seemed a bit elitist, don't you think?
Ahh gee, I wish I could say I'm sorry.
Should we just let anyone do science or surgery or rocket design? And why wait all those years plodding through high school and college, just to satisfy some smart elitist?
Nah, there a damned good reason that those pursuing such professions are intellectually endowed.
Doing science takes knowledge and practice. It's no more nor less elitist than playing baseball or being a concert pianist or flying an F-16. Those who haven't walked the walk merely babble the talk. (I would never venture to advise Alex Rodriguez on how to swing a bat nor to advise George Bush how to set the flaps on an F-16.)
What's wrong with being elitist? Conservatives (as opposed reactionary populists) are by nature elitist.