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Scientists Argue for More Unconventional Approach to Research

A group of 30 prominent British and American scientists says the current process for approving scientific studies is counterproductive and needs to be changed. In an open letter to London’s The Guardian newspaper, the scientists point out that almost all of the 500 major discoveries of the 20th century were initiated before 1970, and that many of those discoveries challenged the accepted science of the time and would probably not be funded today. They say that since then, researchers...

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