Wikenigma is a unique wiki-based resource specifically dedicated to documenting fundamental gaps in human knowledge.
Listing scientific and academic questions to which no-one, anywhere, has yet been able to provide a definitive answer. [ 1024 so far ]
That's to say, a compendium of so-called 'Known Unknowns'.
All articles are open for registered users to contribute and edit.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.β
If we want to solve a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar.β
Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.β
Alfred North Whitehead
[β¦] it is the unknown that drives us as scientists. If we knew it all, science would ossify.β
Marcus du Sautoy
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.β
Wernher von Braun
If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research would it?β
The idea is to inspire and promote interest in scientific and academic research by highlighting opportunities to investigate problems which no-one has yet been able to solve.
You can start browsing the content via the main menu on the left (or in the 'Main Menu' section if you're using a small-screen device) Alternatively, the search box (above right) will find any articles with details that match your search terms.
If you prefer, you can also browse for random articlesusing the link at the bottom of each article, or in the main menu.
Note on User Registration : Currently, only registered users can create and edit articles. If you're not yet registered, but would like to be able to edit the content,.
A special note of thanks to Wikipedia (with which Wikenigma is not associated).
Without it, compilation would have been very, very much more difficult.
Ideas for new topics, and suggested additions / corrections for older ones, are always welcome.
If you have skills or interests in a particular field, and have suggestions for Wikenigma, get in touch !
Or, if you'd like to become a regular contributor . . . request a login password. Registered users can edit the entire content of the site, and also create new pages.
( The 'Notes for contributors' section in the main menu has further information and guidelines etc.)
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