Concepts and Models 
Almost everything in the universe around us involves a complex matrix of interlocking or interacting parts. If we tried to understand every element of this, it would take an infinite amount of time. So we try to simplify this into patterns, concepts and models that can help us begin to understand our universe.


One of Life Discovery’s primary values is that all the applications and services we offer have a strong practical application. But equally as strong a value is that all our applications and services be based on solid theory supported by action research. In order to achieve this, we follow a simple pattern: idea > concept > research > model > theory. Every theory starts off with an idea. Einstein did not did not wake up one day with the General Theory of Relativity full explained. It started with an idea triggered by his observations.

  • Idea = a thought or notion that is sparked in our minds from input we encounter from what goes on around us
  • Concept = ideas that are constructed into objects of organized thought
  • Research = extensive investigation into the validity of concepts we have developed
  • Model = a simplified representation of the system or phenomenon associated with the findings established by our research into concepts proposed
  • Theory = a coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, that can be used as principles of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena we have observed and studied


Discover more about the ideas, models and theories being examined by Life Discovery in the subsequent pages.

Ideas and Concepts
Learn about new ideas and concepts Life Discovery is exploring.
Learn about the models that guide Life Discovery's applications.
Learn about the theories that are the foundation of all Life Discovery does.
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