The Crime of Reason and the Closing of the Scientific Mind

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May 4, 2011 at the Linda Hall Library. Robert Laughlin received the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics. He is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Physics at…

Nima Dehghani‘s insight:

Highly recommended… I watched this a while ago. Thinking about how I have to reshape my own research to survive in the tsunami of economic-minded research policies, made me aware that how much intellectual freedom is limited day by day as the ideas have to either turn to "patents" or "dissipate". It is quite alarming that many of the scientific news that make a buzz and atract huge attention, somehow lack the rigor that should be anticipated from a scholarly work. They do one thing very well: to be used in a "device" claiming that it could do "such and so".

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