In the course of a current calibration exercise, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a exceptional view of Earth and its moon from a distance of 127 million miles (205 million kilometers). Since the middle twentieth century there has been a massive expansion and not influence of peer evaluation, peer evaluation infiltrated into all the major scientific evaluations – peer evaluation has become the self-perceived core procedure of science.
For all its incoherence and scientific worthlessness, zombie science as a result frequently comes across in the sound bite planet of the mass media as being more plausible than genuine science and it is precisely the superficial face-plausibility which in actuality is the sole and adequate purpose of zombie science.
Then scientific progress has already stopped and will not re-start (unless there can once more be not just a handful of but a sufficiency of actual geniuses in science) – and contemporary society will in due course collapse due to the generally-operative ‘Malthusian’ mechanism that the weight of population will grow to be in excess of economic (particularly food) production.
Given that real science is irregular and infrequent and unpredictable, then science could only be completed in an amateur way perhaps as a sideline from some other profession like teaching, practicing medicine, being a priest, or as a hobby for the wealthy – or supported by a patron.
Preferring non-violent conflict resolution over the nasty world of guns and other deadly weaponry, this secret agent with an education in science (and one glorious head of hair) was the most clever and resourceful difficulty solver ever to make his way onto television screens.