Before answering Binay’s question, I propose we ask the ourselves the same question first:
Why spend on science?
Rephrasing to contextualize discussion on a positive note:
Why invest on science?
To Manny M. de Guzman who posted, “MUST READ”: I gather that you are interested in readers keeping ourselves informed about science and have showed your science priority by spending time on starting a discussion on this topic. Allow me to propose that we ask ourselves further:
What science books and journals have I invested on lately?
To Bernard Ong who has accurately redirected us as to DOST as the organisation responsible for budgeting science; and to the purpose of PDAF as a mechanism to “accelerate” economy (but negates that science research as helpful to it), I would like to propose we also ask ourselves:
If I were Department of Science and Technology Secretary, what science investment might I use PDAF for?
To Alex Timbol, who has advised as to focus on what is important, but has not suggested anything to focus on, I would like to propose that we attempt to answer our own question also:
If I have the power to disburse PDAF, what would I consider as important investments? Is there nothing at all in the area of Science Research that I will not approve?
I conclude my comment by sharing a photo of the book cover of a research I consider worthy of investing on even cutting a bit of my personal budget.
Alex Timbol That’s incorrect… my post clearly suggests appropriate technology over advanced research.Appropriate technology is an ideological movement (and its manifestations) originally articulated as intermediate technology by the economist Dr. Ernst Friedrich “Fritz” Schumacher in his influential work, Small is Beautiful. Though the nuances of appropriate technology vary between fields and appli…
“or appropriate technology to improve agricultural productivity, make cheaper roads (using waste rubber & plastics?), affordable hospital beds, and maybe a bit for eGovernance, and study of public administration”
“Should we spend for expensive advanced research?”
making readers like me read your sentence, in simplified terms:
“Should we spend for expensive advance research or appropriate technology?”