Examples of excellence

“It seems to me that it is because most researchers do not have sufficient personal commitment that they have so many problems in expressing themselves. Jobs in science have become increasingly technical and less intellectual. Today’s young scientists are much better trained in their specialist areas than before, but this development has been to the detriment of objective criticism. However, being an intellectual means being involved both in the production of new knowledge and in the critical reflection on it; these two things have always been inseparable in philosophy, literature and the human sciences… On the other hand, these two elements, that of creation and criticism, have been gradually separated in the scientific approach to natural sciences.”

Jean-Marc Lévy Leblond
Theoretical Physicist