**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.