"Science has been peculiarly resistant to self-examination. During the ‘science wars' of the 1990s, for instance, scientists disdained sociological studies of their culture. Yet there is now a growing trend for scientists to use the quantitative methods of data analysis and theoretical modelling to try to work out how, and how well, science works — often with depressing conclusions. Why are these kinds of studies being produced, and what is their value?"
Old science was mainly produced by children to wealthy parents who didn't need to fight about their income doing science.