[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
"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 isnt self-correcting, its 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
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
Is there any such study done before ?
Gopal T V
Dr. T V Gopal
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
College of Engineering
Chennai - 600 025, INDIA
Ph : (Off) 22351723 Extn. 3340
Home Page : http://www.annauniv.edu/staff/gopal
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