Failure Fiction - Why to empower failure culture in science?


  • Mafalda Sandrini Freie Universität Berlin - Germany
  • Kata Katz University Surrey - Guildford



Open Science, Ciência Aberta, Failure in Science, Fracasso na ciência, Reproducible research, Pesquisa reprodutível


Let's have a journey to a scientific world where there is no failure, no mistakes, so there is no need for a failure culture at all. Science fiction shows us how it is done. Hari Sheldon, psychohistorian; he knows how to save civilization. He has a plan and knows it all. In Isaac Asimov's Foundation - Trilogy scientists can save the wisdom of the known world, beware the citizens of the galactic empire from loss of its knowledge and so from total disaster. It is tempting to reach a point of prediction where you can avoid disasters, where a failure becomes a mere fiction.


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Sandrini, M., & Katz, K. (2022). Failure Fiction - Why to empower failure culture in science?. Ciência Da Informação Express, 3, 1–5.



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