Megan EwbankMr. PattersonPhysics25 February 2019The Need For Scientific ResearchCuriosity and survival instincts has driven mankind’s advancements since the human racehas become aware, but as humans developed and formed more intricate societies, so did our priorities. The trial and error hunters and gatherers first had to ace, when introduced to a new plant life. They had to test the plant to see if it was edible to continue to thrive. These early trials could be considered a basic form of research. Or Thomas Edison, who tested 1,00 different filaments for creating a lightbulb and revolutionized the way people lived. Both are considered valuable findings, and both were done with a different purpose in mind.Take Galileo as an example. His research of telescopes and how the sun is the center of the galaxy did not immediately benefit society. In fact, his research and ideas almost got him executed. Galileo studied what he was passionate about, and what interested him. After decades have passed, his discoveries has changed society, and brought about new research fields. How can people judge what they do not understand, see the worth in something that has not had time to improve or inspire?