Comment Offline: Welcome to the new Age of Romanticism

Renaissance. Realism. Modernism. What age do we live in? It's too early to tell. And what does it matter to science anyway? Science is a product of Enlightenment. It is independent of ideology. Science is a set of principles that privileges observation and experiment. That is its great strength. We may say that we live in a certain geological period (the Anthropocene). Or an economic age of austerity. Or a psychological age of anxiety. But these epithets say little about how we do, report, or think about science.
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