Tenenza Posted January 18, 2015 Share Posted January 18, 2015 So, before I get to ranting, I want to first say that I like the science department, and the characters dedicated to it and the players behind them. But, everytime I hear or see some of the things that are happening in Research, it pushes me ever closer to insanity. So, lets talk about Science Department for a bit, because, from my point of view, we've got three rather large issues: 1: Scientists not doing their actual jobs: Scientists are supposed to do research. They are not supposed to be security, or medical, or engineering, or any of the other damn departments. That's not your job, and frankly, it isn't fun for anyone else, since you're taking their jobs away from them. And, IMO, using expensive high-tech experimental testing equipment for trying to do anything other than Research is weird.2: Research isn't being done: Science is not about production. It's not about making stuff, it's about producing Publishable Data. That means, you shouldn't just be maxing R&D and then just sitting around all round acting like some sort of super-cargo. You should do research, run real tests, gather data, take notes, make graphs, and compile them into real Publishable Data, with repeatable results, objective data and measurements.3: Lack of Teamwork: Alot of scientists go crawl into their own little labs and stay there. The only exception is Robotics and R&D, and that's only temporary, and pretty much ends once R&D is maxed. Frankly, the majority of actual research requires people working togeather to get the data. And, I think this is kinda part of the reason why so little actual research is being done, since most people don't realized they have access to the effectively unlimited resources a coordinated science department has. So, yeah, that's my Rant. Any questions? Quote Link to comment
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