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The Aging of Science

May 25th, 2010 by John Mansfield

“In exploring the data more fully, Jones finds that the gains are not the result of people living longer, but generally of a decline in ‘great achievement’ in scientists’ 20s and 30s. ‘Peak productivity has increased by about 8 years, with the effect coming entirely from a collapse in productivity at young ages.'”


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May 25th, 2010 14:08:56

Adam G.
May 26, 2010

Cheery. In Human Accomplishment, Murray claims that scientific achievement per capita has been waning since the 19th Century.

May 26, 2010

I’m not sure this should surprise anyone. The low-hanging fruit have largely been picked by now.

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