There is no hope of doing perfect research
In order to impartiality support or oppose the trade mark quote by Griffith, “There is no hope of doing a perfect research” it is imperative to conceptualize the real meaning of the terms: Research, perfect and hope. According to Cambridge Dictionaries online, “Research is a detailed study of a subject in order to discover information or achieve a new understanding of it.” The same dictionary defines perfect as, “complete and right in every way; having nothing wrong”. On the same breadth it defines hope as, “the feeling that something desired can be had or will happen.” It is self evident, from above definitions of key words, that taking the quote literally means that once a research has been carried on certain subject matter the findings are always imperfect.
To shade light on the implication of the statement, examples of relevant factual experimental findings are necessary. The chronology of HIV/AIDS can offer a good casing point in this discussion.HIV /AIDS was first reported in the year 1982 when the world become so desperate to understand what it really was.FDA thus initiated research to comprehend what had become of mankind's fate. Through progressive research, in 1985, it was established that AIDS was caused by HIV. (S, Mica 5)
It became essential to understand how to diagnose the ailment. Consequently, the first test, though not effective, was approved in the year 1987. It was called ELISA test kit. It was specifically used to screen the antibodies associated with the virus. The flaws emanating from the ELISA method gave birth to further research that came up with western blood test. This type was further precise in screening. The mid 90's period saw more advanced findings with regard to the screening of the virus. It was during that duration that home used test were adopted; the viral load could now also be determined thanks to imperfection in previous findings. In addition to the screening, unlike in the initial stages, Antiretroviral are today accessible to reduce the impact of the virus in human system. Had researches been contented, no advancements would have been achieved with regard to HIV/AIDS. Today, research is underway for long lasting vaccine and cure for the killer virus; spearheaded by the CDC (Centre for Disease Control) (p 6).
If Alexander Graham were to rise from the dead, he would probably die of shock arising from how advanced his1876, invention has become. Tribute will forever be paid to this great invention that has been a key pillar to the advancement of humanity.
Research arising from curiosity has seen the telephone technology advance to meet the ever dynamic needs of society. The period between1926 and 1927 saw telephone conversation cross over the waters (ocean).Similarly, radio were also introduced. As if this was not enough, satellite was introduced and this further enhanced communication levels (Ritcher 1)
Since perfection was just a dream, more research saw the introduction of wireless communication particularly the pagers and mobile phones that were placed in vehicles.
The current generation, today enjoys fruits of hard work and research. The internet that is supplied via the optic cable that passes under the sea has become norm of the day. In addition to this, it exists in different forms ranging from edge, 2G, 3G, 4G.among others. More advanced technologies are “cooked” every day. Research has made dreamers actualize their visions. (p 6)
Having scrutinized all the points at hand, it would be a great injustice to oppose the sentiments echoed by Griffith with regard to Research. I consequently rest my case by supporting the statement made the great mind.