The Importance of Stupidity

Martin A. Schwartz is Professor of Microbiology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. The professor draws attention to the importance of stupidity in scientific research in his recent article for Seismological Research Letters – January/February 2011; v. 82; no. 1; p. 3-4. Entitled : THE IMPORTANCE OF STUPIDITY IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. “Science makes […]

Organization Studies and Stupidity

“Too often it is simply taken for granted that an increase in wisdom will lead to a decrease in stupidity.” – explains Prof. Dr. René ten Bos, professor of philosophy and organizational theory at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. His recent paper ‘The vitality of stupidity’ (published in Social Epistemology 21 (2):139-150) argues that […]