[Sigmetrics] Saving Science: An Article You May Want to Read......

T V Gopal gopal at annauniv.edu
Sat Aug 20 04:51:07 EDT 2016

Dear All,

"Saving Science" by Daniel Sarewitz is an article published in Spring /
Summer 2016 edition of The New Atlantis.

For the full article, please visit:

The author observes:
"Science isn’t self-correcting, it’s self-destructing"

The same author, identifies the following "5 myths" in his book [256
Pages] titled "Frontiers of Illusion: Science, Technology and the Politics
of Progress", Temple University Press, USA [16 May 1996].

1. More science = more good
2. Any field of research is just as likely to create social benefit as any
3. Peer review is sufficient accountability.
4. Scientific information provides an objective basic for resolving
   political disputes.
5. New science is autonomous from its practical consequences in society.

"There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know."
                                                            - Harry Truman

Often times, one agrees that learning from the past is vital in designing
for the future.

"Recognition of Prior Learning" in the context of Intellectual Property
and Tacit Knowledge" needs to be factored well in the metrics pertaining
to science.

Is there any such study done before ?

Please advise.

Warmest Regards

Gopal T V
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College of Engineering
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