Navigation Links
New book explores how to restore the freedom necessary for scientific advances
Date:2/1/2008

Advances in scientific advances are manifested in many different ways, from the spontaneous comprehension of a new way of looking at the universe as typified by Albert Einsteins theory of relativity, to the prolonged and often agonizing study of a perplexing phenomenon as represented by the work by Max Planck that led to the discovery of energy quantization. Modern civilization is indeed built of the foundations of such great discoveries, but recent policy changes are making it near impossible for would-be successors to discover the new sciences that will stimulate new levels of economic growth and prosperity. In his new book Scientific Freedom: The Elixir of Civilization (Wiley-Blackwell; February 2008; 175 Pages; $59.95; Paperback; 978-0-470-22654-4; http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470226544.html), Donald W. Braben argues that creativity and the freedom to discover is hindered by lumbering bureaucracies that threaten the very future of civilization.

Dr. Braben outlines the intellectual obstacles facing todays researchers and discusses what needs to be done to restore the freedom that can transform scientific understanding and enrich our lives. Introducing the concept of transformative research, he explains how an initiative can be designed and implemented, how it could be supported on a national scale, and the importance of launching such initiatives. The book provides insight into the essential steps need to avoid stagnation, including the emergence of altruistic sponsors to help fund research, the establishment of an extensive network of universities that will encourage and foster scientific freedom, and the emergence of industrialists who will convince shareholders that a small proportion of activities should be free of short-term assessment.

Scientific Freedom: The Elixir of Civilization offers scientists, industrialists, academics, legislators, and consumers an inspiring analysis of how scientific freedom affects and preserves the very foundations of our civilization.


'/>"/>

Contact: Stacy Smith
stasmith@wiley.com
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Journal of Alzheimers Disease special issue explores multifaceted aspects of AD
2. Dilon Technologies Explores Improvements in Molecular Breast Imaging
3. Mayo Clinic Proceedings article explores possible link between obesity and viral infections
4. Discovery Health CME Explores the Benefits and Risks of Aspirin in Aspirin Therapy: Maximizing the Benefits
5. Charlie Rose Science Series Explores Heart Disease
6. New research explores newborn in-hospital weight loss
7. Former Actor has Mobility Restored With Power Wheelchair Gift From The Scooter Store
8. UCLA scientists restore walking after spinal cord injury
9. Lymphatic vessel and lymph node function are restored with growth factor treatment
10. Stem Cells Restore Memory in Mice
11. 600 Smiles Restored Thanks to the AACDCFs Give Back A Smile Program - October Marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information about the ... to develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in ... in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events and ... Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the Eddie ... annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. This ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Chapel, FL (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... is holding a treadmill relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the ... donating $300 or more. , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... first interactive health literacy software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), ... patient education, today announce a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Vohra ... care advancements to physician colleagues, skilled nursing facility medical directors and other clinicians ... Waters of Wound Care." , "At many of these conferences we get to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... announces the European launch of their new low volume, high throughput ... Cambridge, U.K on October 4th. The new ... unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less sample volume through ... ... ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... , Sept. 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ... earnings conference call and webcast on Friday, November 3, ... (EDT) and ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / ... the company,s 2017 financial performance and guidance for 2018, ... initiatives to enhance operational performance, and long-range financial outlook ...
(Date:9/27/2017)...  Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy ... one in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, ... list, the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To ... soon be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader ... to receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: