What’s the big idea? Science!

3 thoughts on “What’s the big idea? Science!”

  1. I love the spirit and wholeheartedly agree that changing the structure of science can help scientific progress enormously. That there are not much details is in the nature of this first application round, however like many other proposal for a better scientific system, what is missing is ideas on how to make the change happen.

    I would personally expect we would first need to break the power of the publishing industry, who are at the basis of our reward system, but do not care about scientific progress. However, they will not go gently into that good night.

    1. Thanks! About “what is missing is ideas on how to make the change happen.” This was largely intentional, both because space was very short, but more importantly because I think what they’re looking for are the *targets* of what we should be aiming for, rather than the answers of how to get to those targets. (For example, “curing cancer” as a “big idea,” rather than “here’s how we’ll cure cancer.”)

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