How important is science for a developing nation?
I believe in the world today a country cannot develop without scientific methodology. Science, let’s not forget, is only a tool, not a way of salvation. But nevertheless a very pivotal tool. Without it the very survival of a nation becomes doubtful. Science is in everything, in a plane that takes us across continents, in electricity that lights up our rooms, or in a simple boat that people ride for leisure across a lake. Only foolish people deny the importance of science in a society. Science once played an important part in medieval Persia, with personalities like, Ibn Sina and Razi. Why do you think this continuity has not followed in Iran? After the Industrial Revolution in the West, science became popular as means for the betterment of peoples lives. So governments and private corporations spent money to further develop science. And with the effort of scientists, the scientific method of thinking was built in the social structure. But in Iran, we followed the opposite path. Day by