Let’s Analyze the Rice Grain!

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"Seriously Analysing"

Today human beings can proudly boast about successful research about things as big as bulldozers, fires, chemotherapy, planets and solar systems, and the  dynamics of hair styling.

At the same time, We have analyzed trivial things like paper clips, wafers, pen nibs et al. Soon, every atom of any item in the ENTIRE world will have been analyzed (type, material, origin, +ve points, -ve points) and put in some patented research, and what will we do then? Will the geography lessons at school start a new chapter “Water Patterns on Mars”, in the near future? I really hope not.

Really, where are we going with the flurry of scientifically observing everything? And where did it all begin?!

Let those fingers go mad across the internet and you’ll find “studies” that have predeclared our thought patterns, when we will die and as has lately popularised, when the world will supposedly end.

Of course, this doesn’t in any way condemn scientific research. (Because where would we all be if we still believed the Earth was flat; on the centric-most point possible?)

At the same time, I call it unethically wannabe to write bizarre papers, specially when labels then ‘professional’ or ‘survey’! I mean, ‘women sleep more than men?’ Commmmeeee Oonnnnn!
One strikingly clear example of how absolutely futile these “researches” are is the common joke- how one wealth mag will tell you to eat potatoes for a long and healthy life and the other labels it “toxically fatal”! And its off the charts when the blissfully publishes in different issues of the same periodical!

And a last, mind boggling example; though the chapters don’t say it like this, the students of grades ninth and upward are some or the other time TAUGHT how to “properly” analyze… “Write Pre-requisite knowledge first, then the Aim and then List the materials required…”

God, we have analyzed Analysis itself!

The verdict is, just about anything we observe in the common, we like to study and then, take a report out on. So lets also analyze the rice grain. Though we have already done that too; Basmati, handpound, and what not! But the phrase defines aptly our obsession with “defining” and “labeling” things “scientifically”. So lets pick up that tiny grain and calculate the exact amount of white and other colours in it, or the number of carbon atoms?

Is this an obsession to know? Or what?

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4 thoughts on “Let’s Analyze the Rice Grain!

    saumya said:
    April 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    gosh..! leave the rice grain in peace 😀

      Ruchika responded:
      April 17, 2012 at 3:07 PM

      I did! The frantic ‘researches’ ignited the frenzy!

    anjali said:
    April 21, 2012 at 6:49 AM

    like u said,scientific research is fine but within limits.
    And that LIMIT needs to be set by people themselves.
    which we know for a fact is doubtful (hitler being my proof) in their quest for a PHD.

      Ruchika responded:
      April 21, 2012 at 7:22 AM

      Yes! With all the need for a “breakthrough” topic and “new” research topic, we give in to any kind of mind-less assessment!

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