هل انتهى عصر الاكتشافات العلمية؟

Today we are asking if we have reached the end of scientific discovery.

Scientists have been this issue, and have claimed it is becoming harder to make groundbreaking discoveries.

Although we hear of scientific breakthroughs regularly we do not hear life changing discoveries like Galileo's astronomical observations.

The physicist George Johnson has been writing about the history of science and he believes we have stopped discovering.

He claims it is now impossible for one person to make a groundbreaking discovery on their own.

Physicist Russell Stannard thinks we are at the boundaries of what our brains can comprehend, and are at the limits of our understanding.

He also says it is not practical to keep building bigger and bigger machines in order to discover things, like the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator.

In fact to test Stephen Hawking' "unified theory of everything" you would need a particle accelerator the size of a galaxy.

Some people disagree however, such as Lord Martin Rees, President of The Royal Society, who says there may be discoveries to be made that we haven't even thought of yet.

He also believes new technology may be invented that will help us make these discoveries in the future.

Do you believe we still make big discoveries, or do you think that we have stopped discovering? Write to us in English!

هل تعتقد أن العلماء سيتوصلون في المستقبل لمزيد من الاكتشافات التي ستغير العالم أم أن عصر الاكتشافات العلمية قد انتهى؟ اكتب لنا بالإنجليزية.

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

Scientific discovery

إكتشاف علمي

Groundbreaking

رائد

Breakthrough

إنجاز غير مسبوق

Astronomical

فلكي

Observation

ملاحظة

Comprehend

فهم

Unified

وحد

Theory

نظرية

Particle

جسيم

Accelerator

مصادم: جهاز يستخدم لإجراء تجارب علمية على الذرات وجزيئاتها

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

I bleive more amazing discoveries will coming,no body in the year 1700 could imagine or expect that after less than 250 years some one will fly with a plane or reach the moon.As a fact all the groundbreaking discoveries were not expected at all in any stage,they come suddenly and change our life.
Mohiyaldean, Khartoum, Sudan

If discovries are ended that means we must upgrade our human brain .DNA can lead scientists to a new kind of humans that can penerate skies overnight and survive a certain conditions.science makes science and all we need is new eyes and new brains structures.from NEWTON to MICROSOFT up to DNA generation is to change the way we see life soon.
Baha, Morocco

I think we do some discovering but it is not that big or important. All what we do is discovering things that facilitate our life, but in fact it is doing the opposite. The new generation grown up on not to think or discover things, but they are grown up on being lazy. So I think that the discovering era is shrinking and decreasing.
Rand, Iraq

I think that what has been discovered is just a drop from an ocean of unknown things we need to discover.however,we feel there is a 'steady state' of discovery in the world due to a lot of imitations and developments of already discovered things or just small modifications of them. the key point of new discovery is new way of thinking and research, out of the box, paradigm shift, this what we need to discover new things .
Fouad, Finland

I thing it's up to the sort of Scientific discovery if it were Astronomical it .. yes we would have a new discovery... in other sorts I don't thing we'll have any discovery
Rabab, Syria

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