2. The morphological approach
Actually my occupation with the principle of the flexibility of scientific truth led me to the development of a universal methodology of thought and procedure which I have named the MORPHOLOGICAL APPROACH (1, 2, 3, 4). The fact that no absolute communicable truth can ever be formulated objectively in finite terms suggests that progress may always be achieved through the application of the morphological procedure of NEGATION AND CONSTRUCTION. Stating it simply, one may choose any axiom or absolute statement others believe in, deny its absolute truth value and proceed to generalize it, confident that one will thus produce new discoveries and inventions.
To be technically or humanly useful, any negation must be followed by some positive construction or some generalization of the original statement which is being questioned. Such constructions and generalizations may be conceived of most easily if one avails himself of the various methods developed by morphological research. The space available here is too limited to allow us to describe these methods, except to state that the main purpose of all of them is to explore all possibilities and all interrelations among objects, phenomena and concepts that may be relevant for the successful and optimal realization of any scientific, technical or human project. Briefly, some of the methods described in the literature are
The method of the systematic field coverage, The method of the morphological box, The method of the extremes, The method of negation and construction, The method of directed intuition, and others.