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Wikenigma - an Encyclopaedia of Unknowns

Wikenigma is a unique resource specifically dedicated to documenting fundamental gaps in human knowledge

That's to say, a compendium of so-called 'Known Unknowns'.

The pages are open for all registered users to contribute and edit.

Why?

“Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.” Alfred North Whitehead
“If we want to solve a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar.”Richard Feynman
“[…] it is the unknown that drives us as scientists. If we knew it all, science would ossify.” Marcus du Sautoy
“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.” Confucius
“If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research would it?” [unattributed]

The idea is to inspire and promote interest in scientific and academic research by highlighting opportunities to investigate problems - ones which no-one has yet been able to solve.

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