The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, nonprofit organization of the country’s leading researchers. I love when researchers tell me about any unexplainable phenomenon; in their faces there is always a mix of excitement, frustration and hope for finding the solution; maybe someday, somewhere they will imagine the solution (maybe some morning while singing in the shower).
The human societies had put their weight behind the politics of manhood in the past only in order to harness male sexuality towards reproduction as much as possible in order to achieve adequate people to fill those societies — something not possible in the natural scheme of things.
State policy has influenced the funding of public works and science for thousands of years, dating at least from the time of the Mohists , who inspired the study of logic during the period of the Hundred Schools of Thought , and the study of defensive fortifications during the Warring States period in China.
It is a very common experience with doctorsthe world over that when they cannot diagnose a disease, even with clear physical symptoms they simply ascribe it to psychological causes — meaning the disease is all in the mind of the patient and it doesn’t really exist.
Although some scientific research is applied research into specific problems, a great deal of our understanding comes from the curiosity-driven undertaking of basic research This leads to options for technological advance that were not planned or sometimes even imaginable.