Tuesday, January 15, 2008

What is Science?

You can look it up in a dictionary, Wikipedia, or various online sites about science.

Latin scientia, ('knowledge'), in the broadest sense, refers to any systematic knowledge or practice. In a more restricted sense, science refers to a system of acquiring knowledge based on the scientific method, as well as to the organized body of knowledge gained through such research.
Systemic knowledge or practice. Of course the scientific method is the real issue. The focus of Evidence Based Science. You might think the scientific method is hard and fast. No weasel words allowed, no wiggle room. Looking at the current body of knowledge shows us this is not the case.

You might also think a Scientist is an objective, non-emotional person only interested in discovering truth. This is also not true.

Science does not stand alone, aloof, seperate from vested interest, profit margins, politics and religion.

One reason for this blog.

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