May 2022 Meetup: Scientific Progress

Note: This meetup is one of the Astral Codex Ten Schelling Point meetups for Spring 2022.
For our May meetup, we will be discussing the seeming slowdown of progress and lack of “genius” in many fields — despite the vastly larger and better resourced population working on, well, just about everything.
Suggested (and optional!) reading or listening:
Please feel free to come to the meetup, even if you don’t do any (or only some) of the suggested reading. These are just starting points to get the discussion going and are by no means required.