A hobby is a non profitable human choice of act for passing leisure time. The first of the six what matters statements for Science and Technology embraces using evidence derived in different ways in order to question ideas, form opinions and deepen scientific and technological understanding, while also highlighting the impact of Science and Technology.
Most, if not all, of these aims would be advanced by wider acceptance, within the academic scientific and engineering communities and elsewhere, of the proposition that applied, interdisciplinary, and integrative work by individual scientists and technologists and by teams is not necessarily less rigorous, less demanding, or less worthy of recognitionâ€”and certainly not less valuable to societyâ€”than work that is narrower or purerâ€ ( 79 ).
25: Research in the field of science and technology has made people open-minded and cosmopolitan, because the Scientist does not like to travel on the beaten track and he always tries to find out new things, new explorations, new discoveries and new inventions.
The Professional Development team works with ASTC members to bring informal science learning opportunities to the field through communities of practice (CoPs), webinars, project websites, workshops, the ASTC Annual Conference, minigrant programs, and more.
We need, for reasons both purely scientific and as a basis for sensible ecosystem management, a large increase in ecological research focused on the relations linking biodiversity and other aspects of ecosystem condition with ecosystem function and services; and we need a better understanding of what those services do and could deliver in support of human well-being, as well as better ways to quantify their value for incorporation into the market and nonmarket processes shaping the future of ecosystems ( 25 ).