Guest post by Paul von Hippel (Univ. of Texas)
A combination of follow the money as well as intellectual entrenchment in service of the ‘right’ or ‘virtuous’ answer. For example, I would argue that much COVID research was funded to support policy directions already decided in advance of data, and many researchers were happy to confirm what central funding sources like NIH/CDC and big media wanted to hear. CDC’s MMWR is a case in point of this imho
Medical science is also a natural science but has been notoriously slow to self-correct. I think it's more complicated than this thesis implies.
There are many anecdotes about business school graduates running things, often into the ground.
I wonder if business school theories self-correct any more quickly than psychology theories.