Seven cardinal sins of science
Keywords:feudal science, pathologies in science, helping scientific development, Glasperlepspiel
This article tackles the issues associated with feudal science, which leads to the cultivation of pseudo-science, the creation of inadequate assessment criteria and inappropriate mechanisms in assisting the development of science. Some characteristic symptoms of this pathalogical system are presented and brought together as a coherent whole. Feudal science cannot be reformed, but must be replaced by a healthy system of funding and research management. Particular defence mechanisms should above all be a concentration on quality of research and engagement in international scientific co-operation, thus counter-balancing the feudal science system
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