Monday, October 6, 2014

This week's C&EN

Lots of interesting things in this week's C&EN:

4 comments:

  1. You missed this Boston Globe one,

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/10/04/glut-postdoc-researchers-stirs-quiet-crisis-science/HWxyErx9RNIW17khv0MWTN/story.html

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  2. Of course, this is another nail in the coffin to the "we need more scientists" crowd. But still, I have NO SYMPATHY for anyone who spends time at an elitist university like Harvard (as featured in your article) in the expectation that they are ENTITLED to a professorship. As well, it is the same elitist universities which are monopolizing the majority of federal research funding, which further exacerbates the pyramid scheme into which a career in sciences has evolved. My new term for it is "pyramidocracy". Only now, they are starting to suffocate in their own excrement.

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  3. You know what happens when you put a scientist into Congress? He becomes a politician.

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    1. That's true of every profession. At the end of the day I think it would be useful to have more scientists and fewer lawyers in congress.

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