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Perverse incentives and the misuse of quantitative metrics have undermined the integrity of scientific research.
Staid and conformist, science risks losing its creative spark. Does it need more mavericks, or are they part of the problem?
It took a polymath to pin down the true nature of ‘information’. His answer was both a revelation and a return.
Would it be better to do away with the search for excellence, and to fund science by lottery?
If we abandon the cult of the Great White Innovator, we will understand the history of technology in a much deeper way.
By fetishising mathematical models, economists turned economics into a highly paid pseudoscience