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  • ADVANCE SYSTEM SCIENCE PROJECTS AND IDEAS

This statement needs further explanation. My personal view is that most scientists use a system science approach when they start their scientific reasoning. This means that very early in the analysis of nature, of the human mind or existence, or of social or economic mechanisms, a scientist tries to accommodate new information in a pre-existing and already complex model system which has formed in his mind as the result of all previously gathered data and experiences.

Knowledge and data and experiences which have shaped this model system have not only been obtained consciously and actively with respect to the specific scientific focus. A significant input will also be gained unconsciously from apparently unrelated fields but which share similar systems characteristics.

Most scientists will not reveal the complex model system behind their research.
Modern scientific culture only accepts knowledge which has been proven beyond doubt and experimental proof is easier obtained when focussing on isolated aspects than on the whole complex system. The "reductionism" or "analytic approach" of modern science is not wrong, on the contrary, it is the foundation of all our scientific and technological success we experience today. Nevertheless, it should be kept in mind that the "analytic approach" is only a technique to gain insights on laws and mechanisms which shape the complex systems we live in.

The second and probably most important reason not to reveal the complex model system behind individual scientific research is the fear to loose leadership in research and public funding as well as income from patented ideas to competing scientists.

Only when leadership in a specific field has been generally acknowledged by the scientific community and personal income has been secured, a scientist will start to reveal himself. The model system will then be gladly accepted by the scientific community as most researchers in the same field will have had a similar apprehension of the presented model system, equally kept secret for many years.

The goal of IISS is to reveal systems science approaches and ideas early in the process of scientific research and to encourage intellectual contributions without loosing the intellectual and financial merits which belong to the inventors and contributors of a specific system science project.  

  • CREATE THE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK WHICH ENCOURAGES MULTI-SCIENTISTS INPUT TO SYSTEM SCIENCE PROJECTS

One of the most important internal projects of the IISS will be to create the legal framework which may enable preservation of intellectual and financial interest of the contributors.

  • ENCOURAGE MULTIDISCIPLINARY INTELLECTUAL INPUT NOT ONLY FROM SENIOR SCIENTISTS BUT ALSO FROM YOUNGER SCIENTIST AS WELL AS FROM STUDENTS 

One weakness of present research practice is that new ideas and especially new paradigms are only seriously considered if they are proposed by senior scientists with an impressive publication record. This hinders intellectual propagation of innovative concepts and it also creates an unhealthy subordination of students or young scientist to senior scientist and opinion leaders although it is generally accepted that most new concepts are created in the early years of a scientist career.