Science and the Symphony of our Universe — why the Science Token is here to stay
Once I heard a friend use a quote which stuck with me: “A single person can’t whistle a symphony. It takes the whole orchestra to play it.” It was yet another piece which provided support to one of my beliefs: to achieve greatness, we must learn to collaborate. Today, as a researcher, I believe even more strongly that we need to work together, to be able to comprehend the biggest picture there is. Our universe.
You’ve heard about Newton, or Einstein, and their breakthrough scientific discoveries. You are well aware their findings have shifted the way we perceive our world. But how exactly are scientist able to accurately understand the mechanisms of the universe? All researchers commit to the scientific method, to observe, rigorously test hypotheses, and draw on the results, to expand our knowledge.
A molecule is behaving in an unprecedented way under specific conditions. A person is having maladaptive thoughts. A stars light is being absorbed.
All of these facts, these images, observed across time, allow researchers to see patterns. These manifestation patterns are then put into words, hypotheses, which try to explain the observed relationships. One thing remains. The hypothesis needs to be tested.
The molecule behaves differently if conditions are changed. A person will no longer feel anxiety, if gradually exposed to the perceived threat. The attractive gravitational force of a black hole gets hold of light itself.
Tested hypotheses are either supported by the collected data, or rejected. Keeping what is valuable information, and disposing of the rest, researchers integrate their findings into existing literature, and publish their results. This enables other scientists to replicate the observed results, and build upon them.
It’s as if researchers do puzzles. After seeing a picture of interest, be it a pattern in regard to a molecule, person, or even black hole, they try and decompose that image to pieces. Next, they add those pieces back together, understanding in the process how that picture came to be.
Most pieces of the puzzle are gathered from existing literature, namely results obtained by other researchers. By reading previous results and existing theories, scientists are able to understand most of the underlying mechanisms which compose the picture which caught their attention.
However, some pieces will always be missing. This is why researchers must come up with experiments, manipulate variables, test participants, and collect raw data, to gain an even deeper understanding of how the world is functioning. Such measurements allow for new evidence to be gathered, for new pieces to be identified and registered, to support or reject various hypotheses. Combining such results with the pieces in the existing literature, leads to a clear understanding of the observed image — how and why said person, molecule, or black hole behaves.
The picture is complete. However, as you may have already guessed, it’s a never ending cycle.
The picture represents but one piece of the grand puzzle of the universe . One research, one complete image, becomes one of the next puzzle pieces needed to deconstruct and comprehend the subsequent image of interest. This cycle, where scientists use existing puzzle pieces to understand newly observed pictures, only for those pictures to become pieces in another image, will go on until the greatest picture, that of our universe, is completed.
In any case, it is clear that such a task cannot be undertaken alone, and that only a combined effort of generations of scientists is bound to bring us there.
Scienceroot is determined to provide all means necessary for scientific discoveries to prosper.
Considering the everyday needs of scientists worldwide, Scienceroot is developing a platform which allows researchers to connect and collaborate, gather funding, and in the end publish their results more efficiently and transparently. Incorporating all functionalities required during the scientific discovery process, Scienceroot is sure to become the go-to platform for all researchers. Sort of a puzzle’s shop, where scientists can discuss ideas, find the necessary equipment, and be rewarded for their involvement. A place where both existing pieces of all puzzles, and materials needed for the creation of other pieces, are to be found. Among others, scientists will be able to set up scientific repositories, access a portal of indexed funding opportunities, and publish their results in the first descentralized scientific journal.
For more information regarding Scienceroot visit: www.scienceroot.com
Because science does require funding, all transactions on the platform will rely on the usage of Science Tokens (ST), currency to be listed on Waves. You may register to Scienceroot before it’s launching date, on July 15th, and receive an amount of ST through the early-registry program here.
However, if you are interested in purchasing ST, please note that the first of the four investment rounds, starts with the launch date, and ends after one month, on August 15th, with bonuses offered to early investors. Considering that ST will fuel the development of science, which aims to understand all pictures composing this grand universe, I have one question for you. How long do you believe ST will be in use?
If you’ve answered correctly, you are sure to want more information about the Initial Token Offering here.
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