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David C. Krakauer
Transcience Disciplines and the Advance of Plenary Knowledge


19 2011
Scientists, a risk-averse group, tend to eschew announcing their larger aims. After all, it is not entirely licit or proper to say, “we are trying to discern the laws of biology, or why social systems might proceed through sequences of increasing complexity,” preferring instead remarks like “we are interested in gene regulation, or how large molecules are synthesized, or why the ancestral Puebloans stored maize.”