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Science needs myths to thrive

theconversation.com

Commitment to the truth

The drive to publish and measure outcomes may mean that researchers are under pressure to cut corners.

For scientific research to be successful in the long term, researchers need a strong set of values, including a commitment to the truth. The best way of instilling these values is thr...

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One of the oldest stories of great deeds is the ancient Greek Iliad of Homer. The story explores the value of a warrior and leader and the consequences of pride and anger.

Scientists also have stories about remarkable people and significant events in science, such as the discovery of p...

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Research has changed since the 20th century. Physiologists used to build their own equipment and had only a few people working in their teams.

Nowadays, to succeed, you must win big grants and build up a research team. Although the industrialization of science is necessary, we haven't ...

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