- What's FRAD? -
FRAD = FREE + RADICAL
As you may suppose, FRAD is an abbreviation of FREE RADICAL.
The name was chosen not only because we deal with the free radicals,
but also because it represents our attitude to research.
Be FRAD = Be FREE & RADICAL
We believe that the one of the most important attitude
on research is to Be FREE from the existing concepts
which are, in many cases, only the working hypotheses that are
currently accepted. We prefer to start form 'What is valuable
and interesting?' rather than from 'What we ought to, or ought
not to do?'
Being RADICAL powerfully drives oneself to search
for new ideas or new fact. Conservative attitude to the common, existing
knowledge may blind oneself from the essentials behind the fact.
Probably, more than 90 % of the ideas one expects to be new are junk.
However, they would never be denied nor supported but would only be
discarded unless one did try them or made them public.
- Truth, in science, can be defined as the working hypothesis
best fitted to open the way to the next better one.
– Konrad Lorenz
- It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories rather than
theories to suit facts.
– Sherlock Holmes