1. anon says

    Perhaps that comment was a sweeping generalization. I think the more important point was that a lot of new faculty can’t get out of the starting gate without funding. It’s true that a lot of people are leaving the country (at least from my narrow circle), or leaving science altogether.

    Figure 1 in Rocky’s blog post is meaningless. I’d like to see the distribution of dollar amounts to PI’s. Figure 2 suggests that a large proportion of the NIH budget is being held by a few investigators, with numbers of people holding 3+ grants rising steeply since 1986.

  2. Spiny Norman says

    “There is never any fucken evidence marshalled in support of this claim.”

    Or that one.

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