Seven cardinal sins of science


  • Aleksander Kobylarek University of Wrocław



feudal science, pathologies in science, helping scientific development, Glasperlepspiel


This article tackles the issues associated with feudal science, which leads to the cultivation of pseudo-science, the creation of inadequate assessment criteria and inappropriate mechanisms in assisting the development of science. Some characteristic symptoms of this pathalogical system are presented and brought together as a coherent whole. Feudal science cannot be reformed, but must be replaced by a healthy system of funding and research management. Particular defence mechanisms should above all be a concentration on quality of research and engagement in international scientific co-operation, thus counter-balancing the feudal science system


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Author Biography

Aleksander Kobylarek, University of Wrocław

PhD in humanities, assistant professor at the University of Wrocław (Poland) in Departament of Pedagogy, manager of the University of the Third Age in the University of Wrocław up to 2016, author of more than 100 scientific publications, including articles, books, chapters.




How to Cite

Kobylarek, A. (2016). Seven cardinal sins of science. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 7(2), 5–8.

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