chapter  6
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Interim

In theory, it would seem, all research has a natural or logical ending, namely, that point at which the understanding of a phenomenon is complete. In practice, there is no end to research; there are only pauses. Solutions for nature's puzzles occur at a given level of analysis, and, after a pause, the work moves in new directions or to different levels of analysis. I rather doubt that any scientist ever became unemployed because his understanding of a phenomenon was complete or total.