2. Much scientific research activity fails to take into account social, political and economic realities. Researchers may even avoid selecting topics which bear any relation to the problems in the real world, and take pride in the absence of practical applications for such work. Such research nevertheless constitutes a drain on scarce resources.
Researchers must come to realize there is the lack of significant use for larger societal concerns, such as new life styles and structures, within the realm of social research.
3. If a research project is not worth doing at all, it is not worth doing well.
4. "If one studies too zealously, one easily loses his pants." (Albert Einstein).