From the Chronicle of Higher Education:
One researcher, P. Kyle Stanford, an associate professor of logic and philosophy of science at the University of California at Irvine, said that scientific advances have consistently favored more conservative approaches to research. Scientists hundreds of years ago had less outside financial support but wide freedom to pursue topics of their choice, Mr. Stanford said at the AAAS conference, in Boston.

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