Quote from: jt512 on November 27, 2023, 08:03:48 PMThose who are less capable, go into industry. Naturally, that's a simplification; but it has been my observation that it usually holds.
The mining and fossil fuel industries don't employ the least capable geologists to make multi $Billion decisions that can make or break companies and are the backbone for countries GDP
I would think that philosophy would hold for most scientific endeavours that have a profit margin and shareholders to placate.
You get the best and you pay them accordingly.
Some may go into science for the right reasons, but not every medical student wants to save the world. Some go into with the plan to be a high end surgeon making millions.