Collegiality and careerism ruin science?
|October 11, 2013||Posted by News under News, Peer review|
Hey, not us who said it. For once.
From a peer-reviewed journal:
Abstract: Funding agencies (and journals) seem to be discriminating against ideas that are contrary to the mainstream, leading to leading to the preferential funding of predictable and safe research over radically new ideas. To remedy this problem a restructuring of the scientific funding system is needed, e.g. by utilizing laymen–together with scientists–to evaluate grant proposals.
Materialists, is there anyone you actually have to answer to, given that certainly it isn’t the taxpayer?
Maybe we got that one figured. Materialists pay and taxpayers don’t take their calls.
Hat tip: Stephanie West Allen at Brains on Purpose