Team of Rivals: Does Science Need "Adversarial Collaboration"?

When scientists disagree about something, the two sides of the argument often come to form separate communities, with scientists collaborating with others on their “team” while avoiding working with their “opponents”. But is there a better way?

A paper just published today presents the results of an experiment that was conducted as an ‘adversarial collaboration’. This is where some researchers sit down with some members of the “other side” and agree upon a plan for a study to test the hyp

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