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Daily Inspiration — A Rational Model for Science Funding Doesn't Work

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The problem with science research today is that everyone wants to fund the next Einstein, and no one wants to fund a thousand crackpots whose ideas will lead only to dead ends--but none among us is smart enough to tell the difference.

We have to give up on the idea that we can manage research the way we manage an efficient business.

We have to give up on the idea that we have a solid foundation for understanding nature's workings, and the job of scientists is to fill in the details.

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