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The difficulties and importance of interdisciplinary research

I have done good interdisciplinary¬†research. But it has been difficult for others to measure its quality. That’s because fewer people understand the two or three fields that overlap in some of my work. Impact factors are too often used as … Continue reading

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Getting the first one out

A recurring event – getting the first kleenex out of a new full box. ¬†Any reasonable attempt at doing this invariably yields a clump of two or three. Many suggestions have been made over the years, so many that I … Continue reading

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Much of science is folk science

“Folk Science” is usually thought of as the knowledge of science held by laypeople. But any time a person speaks or writes about something they don’t understand in detail, it blends into a folk science level of understanding. ¬†This applies … Continue reading

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