Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Collapse of the Scientific Revolution

Short post, but

We rather take it for granted that the Scientific Revolution can progress and continue indefinitely. But should we take that as a given?

How Our Culture Keeps Students Out of Science - Chronicle.com
Good way for us to kill our own scientific advantage

China will build the Controversial Emdrive.
Radical innovation and risk - we could be losing it

Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions (Cold Fusion)
First the DOE reconsiders and admits there is something to it, and now listed in ArXiv - yet still heresy. Popularity rears its ugly head.

How Politics manipulates Science
- also from Arxiv regarding the paper: Climate Science: Is it Currently Designed to Answer Questions?

LHC (Large Hadron Collider) like the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) are two big scientific endeavors that move the center of scientific progress to Europe. And while I am happy for Europe, that bodes ill news for US.

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