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General Science => General Science => Topic started by: Tomassci on 14/04/2018 18:27:07

Title: What is science? (To you)
Post by: Tomassci on 14/04/2018 18:27:07
Which of these is science to you? And why? Specify in comments.
Title: Re: What is science? (To you)
Post by: chris on 15/04/2018 21:53:10
I said "other" because there's no "all of the above" box...
Title: Re: What is science? (To you)
Post by: Bored chemist on 15/04/2018 21:54:41
I said "other" because there's no "all of the above" box...
I selected all 9, because you can.
Title: Re: What is science? (To you)
Post by: wolfekeeper on 16/04/2018 01:51:08
Maths is not science because it's not falsifiable.
Title: Re: What is science? (To you)
Post by: PmbPhy on 18/04/2018 01:24:31
Which of these is science to you? And why? Specify in comments.
The ones I selected fit the definition:
https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/199906/popa.cfm
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Science extends and enriches our lives, expands our imagination and liberates us from the bonds of ignorance and superstition. The endorsing societies wish to affirm the precepts of modern science that are responsible for its success. Science is the systematic enterprise of gathering knowledge about the world and organizing and condensing that knowledge into testable laws and theories.

The success and credibility of science is anchored in the willingness of scientists to:
1.Expose their ideas and results to independent testing and replication by other scientists. This requires the complete and open exchange of data, procedures and materials.
 

2.Abandon or modify accepted conclusions when confronted with more complete or reliable experimental evidence. Adherence to these principles provides a mechanism for self-correction that is the foundation of the credibility of science.
And that is my informed/educated opinion.
Title: Re: What is science? (To you)
Post by: PmbPhy on 18/04/2018 01:26:23
I said "other" because there's no "all of the above" box...
Are you suggesting that history, math and computer science are all sciences? If so I'd love to know what your using as a definition of science. Please let me know. Thanks.
Title: Re: What is science? (To you)
Post by: Zer0 on 24/04/2018 19:47:27
science
ˈsʌɪəns/Submit
noun
the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

& ur welcome Chris !
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