Nicolas Payette

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The goal of this paper is to provide a sketch of what an agent-based model of the scientific process could be. It is argued that such a model should be constructed with normative claims in mind: i.e. that it should be useful for scientific policy making. In our tentative model, agents are researchers producing ideas that are points on an epistemic(More)
While Darwin’s first major work, On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, is generally considered as the birth document of the theory of evolution, studies on and around this book often overlook the fact that the word evolution itself is rarely used by the author and thus(More)
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