Applied sciences and Theoretical sciences

'Applied sciences' simply explained, are sciences that turn research outcomes into practical use. 'Theoretical sciences' simply explained, are concerned with theoretical structures and not concerned about possible practical implementations.

Freedom of sciences

Sciences must be free and independent. When political systems or religions are overruling sciences, it goes wrong. The world is not flat. Political systems should enable sciences but not dictate or interfere with the research results. Therefor academies and universities have to be 'free-havens' where sciences can flourish.

Sciences and the arts

What counts for sciences also counts for the arts: fine arts, theatrical arts, musical arts, etc. The first right of the International Music Council, the IMC affiliated with UNESCO is the right for every musicians "to express themselves in all freedom".

Whether music is seen as a system and researched by the science called 'systematic musicology' or seen as a living art form and researched in 'applied jazz research' it most always be done within all freedom, with full acceptance whatever the outcome may be, well supported no matter what the providers of time, space and finances think about the outcomes.

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