Design Engineer at VisualSoft Pvt Ltd.
November 08, 2011
There Is No Hope of Doing Perfect Research
The word research is derived from early modern French which means “to examine closely”. The general understanding about research is to search for knowledge or as any systematic investigation, to establish novel facts, solve new or existing problems, prove new ideas, or develop new theories, usually using a scientific method. The primary purpose for basic research (as opposed to applied research) is discovering, interpreting, and the development of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge on a wide variety of scientific matters of our world and the universe (Wikipedia 1). However, the research is not limited to scientific only. Another form of research called “Artistic research” is solely dependent on years of experience and practice.
Mankind always thought about things around him, which primarily consisted of our own universe. Man’s current knowledge about universe is that it is immensely large and possibly infinite in volume (Vergano 2). Man is unable to understand the exact size and volume of it. Similarly it is deduced from scientific research that universe mostly consists of dark energy and dark matter, both of which are poorly understood by man. Hence despite the whole human race’s ages of research and technological advancements, he is unable to understand the very place where he exists.
Mankind is prone to errors. Many theories which he constructed over decades of researching were simply proven wrong after further findings. Mankind’s research is based on observations, developing theories based on these observations and intensive experimentation in the favor or against these self made theories. However, it is not possible that everything is observable to mankind or all the aspects of certain phenomenon are observable or measurable to man. Hence the very basis of...