Vol. 6 No. 1 (2022)
Feature Articles

Faraday's Dogma

Stephen Hyde
Department of Applied Mathematics, Australian National University, Australia

Published 2022-03-07


  • science and art,
  • scientific creativity

How to Cite

Hyde, S. (2022). Faraday’s Dogma. Substantia, 6(1), 7–12. https://doi.org/10.36253/Substantia-1528


Contemporary scientific research is competitive, costly and coupled to the parallel universe of commerce. A Faustian bargain between scientists and politicians allows the funding to flow. There is another path: to slow down, think and experiment without the pressure of competition and frequent publication. That path will come at a cost: reduced funding for people and equipment. The article compares and contrasts the most creative musical and visual artists with the current scientific model. I suggest that science requires acceptance that true creativity can only come by decoupling from current commercial and political imperatives.  


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