Why are scientific breakthroughs uncommon?

Scientific materialism continues to dominate the research community because the risk-averse culture of scientific communities penalize dissenters to the orthodoxy.

The scientific culture has a problem – it is killing the natural curiosity of researchers and is pushing them to towards “safe” researches instead of finding conceptual breakthroughs that break the orthodoxy. Utilizing out-of-the-box approaches and peering into taboo topics is like committing career suicide.

In this article, Pollack explores the risk-averse culture of scientific communities and offers novel ways to restore a scientific enterprise that is friendly to fresh thinking. 

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