Science Booming

The global output of scientists has been steadily growing at a high rate.

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This seems to invite a

This seems to invite a comparison to Malthus' essay on population. The number of tenured, fully funded, faculty positions has not been growing at nearly the rate of the number of scientists.

These numbers suggest over

These numbers suggest over 600,000 citations per day - a strain on credulity. A report in Nature* indicates that 800,000 PhD's were awarded in roughly the same time frame.

A citation per scientist per day?

* http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v31/n10/fig_tab/nbt.2706_F1.html