quinta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2021

Study on academic inbreeding involving thousands of academics in 140 countries


"The findings show that homegrown academics research agendas are not designed with the potential to lead to scientific discovery (and research breakthroughs, which involves a greater risk-taking attitude)" https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/hequ.12328

The results of the aforementioned study confirm something that is not at all surprising, but rather intuitive and that had even been mentioned by physicist Carlo Rovelli, when two years ago he stated that "You have to be a rebel to be a creative scientist" 

However, its a pitty that the authors had not cross the results of inbred academic percentage per country with the Nobel prizes in order to validate the hypothesis that associates countries with a low inbred academic percentage with a high number of Nobel prize winners.