According to a new study, significant individual contributions to science are becoming more and more difficult.
I thought this was an interesting point:
With the publication rate growing by 5.5 percent a year, someone able to read only a certain number of articles a year is seeing his or her “fraction of extant knowledge” decreasing by the same percentage.
The fitness industry has long been one in which “gurus” have a broad base of knowledge about most every aspect of diet & exercise. We are already seeing the affects of increasing knowledge about human physiology contributing to increasing specialization. How do you see this trend going?