Natalia Pasternak, Carlos Orsi, Aaron F. Mertz and Stuart Firestein | Nautilus | 12th January 2022
The past two years has seen a sharp increase in the amount of "zombie science" extant in the academic ecosystem, these researchers argue. This is "mindless" work that "goes through the motions of scientific research without a real research question to answer, it follows all the correct methodology, but it doesn’t aspire to contribute to advance knowledge in the field". It must be destroyed (1,963 words)
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