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From Additive Manufacturing to 3D/4D Printing 1 by Jean-Claude André

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Introduction to Part 2

“The scientific process tends to assemble all the parts it has at its disposal at a given moment. As new parts appear endlessly, this leads to frequent challenges”. [DEP 86]

“It is more difficult to escape the attraction of our myths than the universal attraction”. [PIC 09]

“A man who tackles science with the perspective of a police inspector will spend the most of his time thwarting tricks that would have never been played on him, would follow suspects who would voluntarily respond to a direct question, and, in a general manner, would play the game of the constables and thieves, such as it is played now in the realm of official and military science. I have not the slightest doubt that the state of mind, worthy of an inspector, presented by the barons of scientific administration is one of the major reasons for the sterility of so much scientific research today”. [WIE 14]

“Individuals who are just as creative but without a network or motivation make little concrete. These results greatly reduce the interest that should be given to the individual creativity. This, if it is not framed in a motivational organizational device, risks being quite unproductive in the end. Furthermore, individualist readings, considering that it is the individual who is creative, are substituted by organizational readings that are interested in the management of creativity in a collective framework”. [CHA 14]

“For discipline to be born, the intellectual conditions are not sufficient. ...

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