Although the tools have become more advanced, the general practice of science hasn’t changed in hundreds of years.

Everything from the way projects are funded to the way results are publicized is based on a model that’s been around since the time of Newton. There are some notable exceptions, but the majority of institutions are structured in a way that worked in the past, but now hinders scientific progress.

Josh Siegle, PhD student at MIT, in this Quora thread on the most frustrating things about being a scientist.


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