For its annual question for 2014, Edge has asked what scientific idea should be retired. While the responses run the gamut — contributors say that concepts from 'universe' to 'inclusive fitness' to 'IQ' and 'statistical significance' should be phased out — a handful of responses focus on big data or big science.

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