The Business Bytes Genes Molecules blog's Deepak Singh says the concept of "one scientific journal, one scientific community" could be worth a try. Singh quotes from Circle of Complexity's Pawel Szczesny, who writes that he would love to see the "one scientific journal, one scientific community" concept put into practice. Singh says the Web could have brought the various scientific disciplines together, were it not for the walls researchers put up in front of their data. Singh says the "fragmentation" in the sciences is an interesting thought, and that he is somewhere in the middle of the issue. Having certain skills is good, as is drilling deep into a certain subject, he says, "but we do have a tendency to put up artificial boundaries and silos." However, one thing he is sure of, he adds, is that science needs more "thinkers," people who can innovate and aren't limited to a particular field. "I am sure there are a few, but not enough," he says.
Does Science Need More Thinkers?
Apr 12, 2010