Thursday, May 9, 2013

You Reap What You Sow

Here is a revealing statement from Dorothy Bishop, someone who has made her way in the current scientific world:
If you want to make your way in the scientific world, there are two important things you have to do: get grant funding and publish papers.
I wonder if Newton, Darwin or Einstein ever subscribed to that view. At any rate, I'm beginning to think my criticism of modern scientists is misconceived — perhaps I should pity them.