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A review of “The Knowledge Machine”

The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science by Michael Strevens https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6524/37 Science’s irrational origins Itai Yanai, Martin J. Lercher What is the scientific method, and what makes it the most efficient approach for generating insight? In The Knowledge Machine, Michael Strevens argues that to answer this question, we must acknowledge the role played by the…

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Computational biologists: moving to the driver’s seat

Computational biologists: moving to the driver’s seat Itai Yanai and Eva Chmielnicki Genome Biology201718:223 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-017-1357-1   Published: 23 November 2017 Abstract The recent shift of computational biologists from bioinformatics service providers to leaders of cutting-edge programs highlights the accompanying cultural and conceptual changes that should be implemented by funding bodies and academic institutions.

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