Cheaper is more honest

Seth argues — when it comes to research:

what I call the Pashler-Roberts Law: The more expensive the research, the less likely the researchers will be honest about it.

The cheaper the better is a broad truth about science that’s hard to learn from books or classes or even talking to scientists.

Reminded me of Paul Halmos’ statement that it is the NSF which spoilt mathematics research because people who were more interested in money got into mathematics research thanks to the high levels of funding.


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