It may seem odd to
assert that patient brooding and waiting for imaginative validation is the
proper way of doing science; after all, most professional scientists and
philosophers believe that the ...
It seems to me that the learning and practice of
science naturally falls into approximately seven year units; and indeed the
same could be said about ‘life’. (Note: My operational definition of ‘se...
The validity of science depends on the integrity
of the individual scientist. It is often supposed that science is a distinctive
process or system externally regulating the individual scientist; an...
Advice to a young biologist who wants to be a
real scientist (rather than pursuing a successful career as a paid researcher
and administrator) is summarised under ten points: 1. Be an amateur; 2. R...
TS Eliot predicted the
current corruption of science by pervasive dishonesty of motive and
communication when he described characteristic modern Men: They constantly try to escape/
From the darkne...
We argue that a theory of the evolution of
Empathizing (E) and Systemizing (S) needs first to clarify that these are
personality traits, as distinct from cognitive abilities. The theory should
Modern biology was initially established by Darwin’s Origin of Species
in 1859 and fully implemented by the Neo-Darwinian synthesis of natural
selection with genetics that solidified in the middle ...
The broad diagnostic category of DSM Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is
heterogeneous, and we suggest that it can be subdivided into at least three
groups: those with Negative-emotionality who expe...