Scientific stagnation- part II

Medical breakthroughs are becoming rarer unless you want to believe the next hype cycle in immunotherapy for cancer cure (and some eager testimonials). It works for some and for a vast majority, recurrences (and standard therapies) are far and few in-between. My senior peers (and colleagues) are inventing innovative ideas around survival without pushing for … Continue reading Scientific stagnation- part II

Stagnation in science

I stumbled on this paper from a linked blog post (and is worth going through). I have not annotated it but summarized the key points. New ideas no longer fuel economic growth the way they once did. A popular explanation for stagnation is that good ideas are harder to find, rendering slowdown inevitable. We present a simple … Continue reading Stagnation in science