The natural selection of good science

Nature Human Behaviour
Volume 5 Issue 11, November 2021


Article | 17 May 2021
The natural selection of good science
Scientists fear that systemic incentives lead to poor science. Stewart and Plotkin use modelling to show how a scientific process emphasizing the use of theory to select hypotheses can allow good science to thrive in the face of pressure to publish.
Alexander J. Stewart, Joshua B. Plotkin