One of my biggest problems in science certainly is the motivation of finding truth. But as Oliver Burkeman puts it correctly
Even in the world of academia, most people aren’t motivated by the truth. What they want, above all, is not to be bored
And he continues to cite Murray Davis
What is it, Davis asks, that makes certain thinkers – Marx, Freud, Nietzsche – legendary? “It has long been thought that a theorist is considered great because his theories are true,” he writes, “but this is false. A theorist is considered great, not because his theories are true, but because they are interesting.”
Yea, yea, that’s true.