One can proceed in one's creativity only on the basis of one's cultural moorings. Science grows indigenously. Understanding requires connecting to a previous experience a reference point. Suppose you are asked to explain the feelings that you develop if you live on the moon. You obviously cannot tell because you simply do not have that experience. Advanced, sophisticated technology has been made a basic need for scientific research today. As a result, the environment of research and the day-to-day environment of the vast majority have been divorced. Einstein, Dalton and many others did not have at their disposal any sophisticated machinery. Their approach was totally deductive.
We do not lack manpower or resources. What we lack is the political will to convert our Research & Development (R&D) roadmap into actions. What can one expect from our ruling class which has set no minimum standards of education for itself to occupy seats in the Legislature or Parliament? We have top economists at the helm of affairs dictating our financial policies. Unless our educated class and the doyens of industry and agricultural sectors enter the political mainstream, quality R&D in Bangladesh will remain a dream.