John Horgan argues that the pure science has ended. Full Stop.
I don’t understand how one can call the end of pure science when we have huge gaps in basic knowledge such as the origin of universe and time, origin of life, origin of consciousness, artificial intelligence, dark matter and dark energy, etc.
I don’t believe in his viewpoint. The science is fully flourishing these days. It may be true that the pace of fundamental discoveries and inventions might have been slowed but saying that it has been stopped all together would not be wise.
There is still hope for aspiring Darwins and Einsteins. Don’t lose hope, time will come.