The inventor of PCR, Kary Mullis, points out the issues of institutionalized science.
The way to get rid of AIDS is to stop funding it. Just stop [...] everything that's called AIDS research. [If] somebody tries to get a grant for AIDS research say "We're not doing it anymore. We don't have AIDS."
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There are no old wise men up there at the top of science.
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Until 68 I would have thought [...]: If you try to publish a dumb paper in a journal like nature, it won't get published.
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There isn't an "up there!" there. The academy of science is just a bunch of idiots just like everybody else.
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There are no old wise men up on the top making sure that we don't do somethin' really dumb.
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