Special - Science Is a Human Enterprise, Part 1: We're Not Trained for This | The Body of Evidence

Special - Science Is a Human Enterprise, Part 1: We're Not Trained for This

Cartoon of a scientist misbehaving in the lab

 

Chris and Jonathan sit down to demystify how scientific research is conducted and what actually goes on in a lab. They talk about the following: defining terms; Ang Lee's Hulk; laboratory hierarchy; graduate studies; postdocs; salaries; job opportunities; what scientists do with the 61 hours a week they work on average; funding; managerial skills; hiring practices; harassement; rewarding results instead of the process; subpar research; and negative findings. Also, Simpsons references galore.

 

Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.

 

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