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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Has science lost its scholarship?

A well constructed theory is in some respects undoubtedly an artistic production — Sir Ernest Rutherford Science is fundamentally about developing ideas and testing them to gain a better understanding of the universe, not just about experimental studies that gather … Continue reading

‘Science is the greatest innovation of all time’: some observations from the small advanced economies

During recent weeks, I have been in Europe and Israel at a number of engagements related to understanding how the world’s small advanced counties are developing and using their science and innovation systems. Several consistent themes emerge, and these are … Continue reading