New science blooms after “stars” die

As the article aptly quotes Max Planck, the running joke in physics for the last 100+ years has always been that science advances “one funeral at a time”. However, up until the study below came out this informal statement/knowledge was viewed as little more than the gripe of cynical, disillusioned, overworked post-docs. Shockingly, it appears … Read more

Playfulness, novelty, and leisure are vital for progress and true knowledge

About a year ago I made a post arguing that leisure, desire, playfulness and relaxation are vital for learning and knowledge. The study below now argues that unstructured play similar to the way children play is absolutely vital for making progress in any aspect of life, be that science, technology, politics or even every human … Read more