The Plight of the Obscure Innovator in Science: A Few Reflections on Campanario's Note

  title={The Plight of the Obscure Innovator in Science: A Few Reflections on Campanario's Note},
  author={Moti Nissani},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  pages={165 - 183}
  • Moti Nissani
  • Published 1 February 1995
  • Education
  • Social Studies of Science
The extent of resistance to original contributions of obscure scientists is controversial. Some hold that such resistance is rare, and hence requires little study and no remedy. But others argue that, although not widespread, it happens often enough to merit study and reform. And others again hold it to be common, constituting the single most formidable barrier to scientific advances, and so disturbingly regular as to call for a partial restructuring of the modern scientific enterprise. This… 

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