[Coral-List] Disruptive science?

John Ware jware at erols.com
Wed Apr 24 14:56:45 UTC 2019

Dear List,

I recently read the following paper in Nature:

/Wu L, Wang D, Evans JA (2019) Large teams develop and small teams 
disrupt science and technology. Nature 566:378-382/ I began to think 
back on my (limited) involvement with coral reef science. Realizing that 
'disruptive' is a good thing, what ideas have been 'disruptive'? The two 
that came immediately to mind were Peter Sale's 'lottery  hypothesis' 
(Proc. 2nd Coral Reef Symposium: 1974) and Buddemeier and Fautin's 
Adaptive Bleaching Hypothesis (BioScience 1993). I am curious: What 
other big ones did I miss? John


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