Essay about No Hope for Perfect Research

685 Words Feb 26th, 2013 3 Pages
There is No Hope for doing Perfect Research (Griffins 1998, p 97) Do you agree? I entirely agree to Griffins allegation that there is no hope in perfect research. It is of great importance to understand the three major words that is hope, perfect and research before I delve deeper into the discussion. According to Sridhar, research is a logical effort to gain knowledge and a progress from the known to the unknown (Sridhar, 7). Research enables individuals to gain fresh insight, think intellectually, get answers to problems and therefore solve problems, (Sridhar, 7). Hope according to the McMillan dictionary is positivity about the future. It is the act of wishing that good things are going to happen in
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Researchers in trying to determine factors that lead to autism have proposed and studied factors such as diet, environmental pollution and chemical pollution, vaccines amongst others. The area in which they conflict majorly on is “vaccines as a cause of autism.” While some support that the chemicals in MMR and DPT vaccines cause autism others are of the opposite opinion. In fact studies carried out in the US and Japan showed no correlation between vaccination and autism. This leaves parents wondering whether to vaccinate or not to vaccinate their children, (Landrigan, 222). Another good example is research on risk of osteoporosis a common bone disease caused by failure of the body to form enough new bone. According to the New York Times researchers in Columbia linked the disorder to the levels of serotonin a chemical that affects the brain. The study showed that high levels of serotonin caused weaker bones in an individual. However researchers from Harvard and Biotech companies questioned the findings proposing that serotonin especially of the gut have no effect on bone development and failed to connect gene LRP5 to serotonin production which according to Columbian researchers increased serotonin production in the gut. This makes one wonder which group is right and which is wrong.
I thus support Griffins in his proposition that there can be no hope for perfect

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