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The beating of Vannevar Bush will continue until productivity improves

Apparently it is popular in science policy to think that Vannevar Bush failed to have┬áinsights worth pursuing when it comes to science policy. Dan Sarewitz calls him a liar. Venkatesh Narayahnamurti and Toluwalogo Odumosu blame him for a distinction between … Continue reading

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Was Vannevar Bush So Wrong?

Over at Science of Science Policy there’s more discussion of Vannevar Bush, this time attributing to Bush the “linear model” of innovation that asserts that basic research leads to discoveries that applied research then prepares for development into commercial products, … Continue reading

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Is Mercenary Science, Science?

Inside Higher Ed ran a story after the 2010 Gulf oil spill that faculty members have been approached to serve as consultants to BP. See “Oil Debate Spills into Academe.” A faculty member at the University of Southern Mississippi who … Continue reading

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