Economics as a tribalistic science

what findings! :slight_smile:

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Ha, not even economists are good representatives of Homo economicus. Evolutionary psychology and the ancestral environment has certainly left a lot of biases for us to work around.

I’d like to see this type of research extended to all disciplines, and studied over time. Given our evolutionary heritage, we should expect to find tribal instincts at work in science, even when scientists profess to respect only the evidence.

Well, there is a saying that ‘what is measured is managed’. But this article didn’t really present any good strategies for overcoming the influence of tribalism on rational scepticism. How can we consistently do better?

well i think open science is a means to “consistently do better”. :slight_smile: