A recent column in Nature caught my attention today. The piece, No researcher is too junior to fix science by John Tregoning, talks about the problematic competitiveness of science. Tregoning ends the column with an appeal to combat this current scientific culture.
Let’s strive instead to stand together. One science historian called last month’s science march unprecedented in its scale and breadth. That energy and optimism need not dissipate — it should be funnelled into making the system function better. The pay-off might not be immediate, but let’s play the long game so that all can win.
I couldn’t have put it better.