How Academia and Publishing are Destroying Scientific Innovation: A Conversation with Sydney...

Left to right: Hugh Huxley, John Kendrew, Max Perutz, Francis Crick, Fred Sanger, Sydney Brenner.

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Hasnain says:

I think every person with an interest in academia should read this. There's so much in there that I can't even decide what to pick out to quote.

"SB: The thing is to have no discipline at all. Biology got its main success by the importation of physicists that came into the field not knowing any biology and I think today that’s very important.

I strongly believe that the only way to encourage innovation is to give it to the young. The young have a great advantage in that they are ignorant. Because I think ignorance in science is very important. If you’re like me and you know too much you can’t try new things. I always work in fields of which I’m totally ignorant."

Posted on 2014-02-28T23:20:23+0000