Is modern day science progressive, and what makes it so?

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In summary, the conversation discusses the progress made in science in recent years and what factors contribute to this progression. It is mentioned that science has been expanding and will continue to do so due to the vastness of knowledge. Scientists build upon each other's work to gain a wider understanding of things. It is also noted that government funding and restrictions can greatly impact scientific progress. The question of what constitutes breaking new ground in science is also explored, whether it be through new discoveries or changes in methodology.
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how far have we come in recent years in breaking new ground in science? what enhances this progression?
 
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I think that the science started with few facts discovered by thinkers and then it expanded when others used those facts to discover another facts and it is still expanding and will be expanding for ever because knowledge is infinite, the science that we know is nothing compared to the science exists, this world is marvelous.

I don't believe that anyone here is capable of learning what thousands of scientists and researchers have contributed over more than thousands of years because our brain is limited, scientists give their view of things which we call theories and information and another scientist uses other scientists views of things to look in a wider vision of things and give wider and better views of things . Scientists do integrate other scientists.
 
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We break new ground in science all the time. Do you mean an absolute revelation like the nature of DNA, or GR was?

From what I've heard, experiments to test unified theory-type ideas are going to be up and running in the next five years, so maybe in the next decade
 
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Government funding for great big experiements or programs like Tevatron, LHC, The Human Genome project, and so on have been important determinatives for scientific progress. Government restirictions, like bans on stem cell research are some of the important drags on innovation.
 
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Are you asking whether you new ground is broken in the sense that new discoveries are made and theories of a somewhat revolutionary nature formulated, or do you mean new ground broken in the sense that science itself is altered methodologically, that is, the work that scientists do changes as conceptions of how conclusions can be drawn change?
 

Related to Is modern day science progressive, and what makes it so?

1. Is modern day science making progress?

Yes, modern day science is constantly making progress. Scientists are constantly conducting experiments, gathering new data, and coming up with new theories and technologies.

2. What makes modern day science progressive?

Modern day science is progressive because it builds upon previous knowledge and discoveries. Scientists are able to use new technologies and methods to push the boundaries of what we know and understand.

3. How has modern day science improved our lives?

Modern day science has greatly improved our lives in many ways. It has led to advancements in medicine, technology, and agriculture, just to name a few. It has also helped us better understand the world around us.

4. Are there any limitations to modern day science?

Yes, there are limitations to modern day science. While it has made incredible progress, there are still many mysteries and unknowns that scientists are working to uncover. Additionally, there are ethical considerations and limitations when it comes to certain areas of scientific research.

5. How can we continue to support and promote progress in modern day science?

We can continue to support and promote progress in modern day science by investing in scientific research and education, encouraging collaboration and diversity in the scientific community, and staying informed about new developments and discoveries.

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