Scientific LegacyPosted: April 11, 2014
You don’t matter. If you didn’t do the work you do, someone else would do it or something largely the same. Science is collective. Everyone’s voice counts, but no single person’s voice should count much. Stop making lists of who is important, or what things we are supposed to agree are interesting. Stop giving awards to individuals for the last baby step of decades of progress done by hundreds or thousands of scientists. Destroy journals. Eat the rich. Call bullshit when you see it. Shame posers. Fund the NIH. Be good to your colleagues.
Still think you’re special and want to matter in a “tangible” way? Skip cremation, get a Mushroom Death Suit.