Schlagwort-Archive: meritocracy

“If the workforce is classified as either superstars or failures, cumulative scholarship is lost”

Citation from a book review by Sugimoto where the review is better. than the original

Science does not happen in a vacuum. It is a social and intellectual institution, rooted in historical, economic and political contexts. Underplaying these elements has grave con- sequences. Ultimately, Wang and Barabási deliver a dispatch from an era that assumed that science was a meritocracy – despite ample evidence to the contrary.