Release date: July 24th, 2016
Has science gotten slower over the years? Does the proliferation of jargon make it harder for scientists to collaborate? What unstated assumptions -- "ghost theories" -- are shaping our research without us even realizing it? In this episode of Rationally Speaking Julia talks with sociologist of science James Evans, who investigates questions like these using some clever data mining.
James's 1st Pick: "Distilling Free-Form Natural Laws from Experimental Data" by Michael Schmidt and Hod Lipson
James's 2nd Pick: "The Discovery of Structural Form" by Charles Kemp and Joshua Tenenbaum
Julia's Blog Post on Entropy and Postmodernism: "Provably Nonsense: Part I"
Podcast edited by Brent Silk