Problem

Inhibited scientific investigation


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Obstructed scientific investigation
Unnecessary research taboos
Unjustified constraints on technological development
Incidence:
There are increasing retreats from following up on scientific and technological breakthroughs. Cost factors have discouraged further space exploration, notably of the moon. Bovine growth hormones have been banned in certain locations because they would boost milk yields and hence increase the cost of subsidies. Few can benefit from the latest surgical techniques. Technical factors may impede certain investigations. Ethical factors may hinder others as in the case of the use of vivisection and use of foetal tissue in medical research. Environmental factors have impeded the development of technological "fixes" to existing problems on the basis that such solutions may engender problems worse than those they are designed to solve.
Broader Problems:
Obstruction of research
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Date of last update
13.03.1997 – 00:00 CET