Summary of John Arnold Made a Fortune at Enron. Now He’s Declared War on Bad Science
Why does billionaire John Arnold put his philanthropy dollars toward advocating for scientific integrity?
The beauty of science is that it’s transparent and reproducible. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work. But according to the Reproducibility Project, only 40% of published study results can be replicated. Today’s science also overemphasizes positive results: Equally relevant insights that you can glean from failed experiments will never make any headlines. Billionaire John Arnold is out to reduce scientific bias using the same healthy respect for data that made him millions of dollars at Enron. getAbstract recommends this summary to scientists and science aficionados.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why billionaires Laura and John Arnold were struggling to find charitable organizations that merited donations,
- How the Arnolds came to donate their money to “fix science itself,” and
- Which researchers have received funding and why.
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