Liu Xing is an ambitious cosmology student who comes to America under the wing of university patron Joanna Silver and begins working with cosmologist Jacob Reiser — yet he is oblivious to the politics of academia.
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The sciences of today are business enterprises run on business principles. Research in large institutes is not guided by Truth and Reason but by the most rewarding fashion, and the great minds of today increasingly turn to where the money is.
— Farewell to Reason, Paul Feyerabend