Science Exchange is the easiest way for scientists to order experiments from the world’s very best service providers. Coming straight from a Science + Diversity + Theater Conference with the CC@MIT, I suppose I was in a comparatively pedantic mood when it came to the distinction in between theater about science” and theater that imparts science.” Nevertheless, if these ideas flit by means of the narrative on this scale-the scale of mere metaphor-is it nevertheless a science play,” or is it much better known as a science-related play?” That is a semantics discussion for yet another day, I suppose.
Rounding up the session, Satoru Ohtake expressed the intention to make this occasion only the initial step in a continuing international discussion, and looked forward to possibilities in the context of future international meetings such as the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA), AAAS Annual Meetings, EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) and the Globe Science Forum (WSF).
And science continued to grow – recruiting significantly less- and much less-talented, weaker- and weaker-motivated, less- and less truthful personnel till…. till untalented, unmotivated and dishonest career-orientated professional scientists became a big majority inside science and incorporated most of the most successful researchers therefore careerists took-more than the peer assessment evaluation procedures such as to impose their values and ‘science’ became nothing but a ‘professional research bureaucracy’.
Professional science would then be regarded as an activity intrinsically phoney and the phoniness would increase as professionalization of science elevated and became more precisely measured, and as the profession of science expanded – until it reached a scenario exactly where the visible items and proof of science (publications, personnel, buildings, organizations and their funding) – the stuff bore zero partnership to the reality of science.
Peer review as the ultimate arbiter represents the conversion of genuine science to generic bureaucracy a replacement of testing knowledge by opinions about information a replacement of objectivity by subjectivity – imposing a procedural but arbitrary subjectivity rather than possessing person subjectivity linked to duty.