There are most likely dozens of methods out there for creating star systems – some of them primarily based on science, other people not so picky – but most of the ones I’ve played with have been absolutely nothing much more than a headache. Very first a hero of science and now a martyr to science: The James Watson Affair – Political correctness crushes free scientific communication. Peer assessment is not required, nor was peer review a function of science in its golden age, when science worked very best – most successfully and effectively. The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine announced today the recipients of its Early-Profession Research Fellowships and Science Policy Fellowships for 2016. My belief is that science has rotted from the head down – from the leading to the bottom – and as a result blame mostly lies with senior ‘scientists’. These days we know that the Sun is in the center of the Solar Program and each and every planet orbits our star.
The discarding of traditions of apprenticeship and prolonged human get in touch with in science was not due to any new discovery that apprenticeship was – following all – unnecessary, let alone that the new bureaucratic systems of free of charge-standing explicit aims and objectives, directions, summaries and lists of core understanding and competencies, tick-boxes and numerical rating and so on.
But, for all the lip service paid to Popper, it is clear that his tips … Read More