Why did the Industrial Revolution start when it did? Why did Silicon Valley happen in California rather than Japan or Boston? Human progress is understudied, and and want to change that.
Progress is amazing, influenceable, and understudied. and I decided to make the case for Progress Studies: .
After seeing a bunch of people get mad at this editorial proposing a "Progress Studies" field, I've concluded that the critics are wrong; an interdisciplinary program aimed at figuring out how to boost the rate of scientific discovery would have value.
A very good piece by and on why we need to systematically study how progress happens:
Yes! "Progress Studies is closer to medicine than biology: The goal is to treat, not merely to understand... we must affirmatively make the case for the study of how to improve human well-being." Great call to action,
We desperately need to learn from progress - write & I couldn't agree more! And thrilled to share that I've been awarded a grant by Emergent Ventures. So excited to work on this! And to benefit from their wonderful support. ☺️
1/ Can't agree more ▶️ Why did the Industrial Revolution start when it did? Why did Silicon Valley happen in California rather than Japan or Boston? Human progress is understudied, and and want to change that.
Hugely support 's and 's manifesto calling for a discipline of “Progress Studies” ✊❤️ As someone who's worked as a psychological scientist for 5+ years, I can attest how fragmented academia is. Can we do better?
Here & call for a scholarly field of Progress Studies. Some STSers mocked it, saying that is what they've done for years. I've now read the essay and see its merit. 1/n
“The list of opportunities for improvement is still extremely long [...] critical evaluation of how science is practiced & funded is in short supply [...] we’d like to see communities, journals, and conferences devoted to these questions.”
Why did the Industrial Revolution start when it did? Why did Silicon Valley happen in California rather than Japan or Boston? Human progress is understudied, and and want to change that.
I finally got around to reading this essay, and I presume Tyler is trolling for funding for a new department. That’s the only way you willfully ignore all the economic history, sociology, and political economy research on this topic.
"a recent paper concluded that Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s long-term grants to high-potential scientists made those scientists 96 percent more likely to produce breakthrough work."
3] Here is how we describe our mission: In case you read and 's recent plea for progress studies () – it is very similar to that.
In calling for a new Science of Progress, Collison & Cowen mention the growing body of research on the importance of management practices on determining the difference in performance between organisations
This article doesn't make sense until you understand that, from the perspective of economists, knowledge doesn't "count" unless economists do it.
If only there was already a discipline dedicated to the study of changes in human activities and societies over the duration of time > “We Need a New Science of Progress” - The Atlantic
"For a number of reasons, there is no broad-based intellectual movement focused on understanding the dynamics of progress, or targeting the deeper goal of speeding it up. We believe that it deserves a dedicated field of study." By