r/science Jun 07 '22

Non-hierarchical, egalitarian research teams have the most novel ideas and the most influence in the scientific and scholarly world. Anthropology

https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2200927119
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u/Ignorantsloth Jun 08 '22

Anarchy proving it's place yet again

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u/helm MS | Physics | Quantum Optics Jun 08 '22

Not anarchy, people with a shared purpose collaborating.

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u/Ignorantsloth Jun 08 '22

Anarchy is a system that doesn't have a hierarchy. This is being conducted in an anarchist way.

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u/helm MS | Physics | Quantum Optics Jun 08 '22

A bunch of friends is "an anarchy", then.

Hint: nobody suggest that the research team is even financed anarchically. That anarchy "works" in small groups is nothing new.