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Barber, B. (1961). "Resistance by scientists to scientific discovery." Science 134(3479): 596-602.

In the study of the history and sociology of science, there has been a relative lack of attention to one of the interesting aspects of the social process of discovery-the resistance on the part of scientists themselves to scientific discovery. General and specialized histories of science and biographies and autobiographies of scientists, as well as intensive discussions of the processes by which discoveries are made and accepted, all tend to make, at the most, passingreference to this subject. In two systematic analyses of the social process of scientific discovery and invention, for example-analyses which tried to be as inclusive of empirical fact and theoretical problem as possible-there is only passing reference to such resistance in the one instance and none at all in the second (1). This neglect is all the more notable in view of the close scrutiny that scholars have given the subject of resistance to scientific discovery by social groups other than scientists. There has been a great deal of attention paid to resistance on the part of economic, technological, religious, and ideological elements an (1-3).

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