What is science?

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Offline aymanbinmoshi

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What is science?
« on: 23/04/2012 05:13:04 »
What is science? It's very simple question and answer but I have another definition about science.
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Offline CliffordK

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Re: What is science?
« Reply #1 on: 23/04/2012 05:21:03 »
You're welcome to post your ideas here...  But, we generally don't just jump to other religious sites.

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Re: What is science?
« Reply #2 on: 23/04/2012 05:48:56 »
Science = facts/data
Religion = belief/faith

Both have their merits and they don't need to be mutually exclusive
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Re: What is science?
« Reply #3 on: 23/04/2012 11:52:26 »
Science is a process for the systematic gathering and testing of knowledge about how the universe works. It is about how we know, not about what we know.
Observe; collate; conjecture; analyse; hypothesise; test; validate; theorise. Repeat until complete.

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Re: What is science?
« Reply #4 on: 23/04/2012 15:09:19 »
Or in other words, science is defined by a process called the Scientific Method. It is this Method that differentiates science from pseudo-science.

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Re: What is science?
« Reply #5 on: 25/04/2012 13:17:21 »
Science = facts/data
Religion = belief/faith

Both have their merits and they don't need to be mutually exclusive
Not that religion was mentioned in the OP, but what merits does it have, exactly?

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Offline Joe L. Ogan

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Re: What is science?
« Reply #6 on: 25/04/2012 14:47:26 »
Religion is a fairy tale for adults.  Thanks for comments.  Joe L. Ogan

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« Reply #7 on: 25/04/2012 18:38:37 »
Religion has played an important role in providing social and cultural cohesiveness and continuity. Just as science has managed to produce undesirable consequences, so too has religion.
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Re: What is science?
« Reply #8 on: 25/04/2012 19:03:08 »
Where is God?  Where is the Devil?  Where is heaven?  Where is hell?  Thenks for comments.  Joe L. Ogan

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Re: What is science?
« Reply #9 on: 26/04/2012 01:07:09 »
Not that religion was mentioned in the OP, but what merits does it have, exactly?
The original links in the post appeared to send a person off to some religious website.
They appeared to be more SPAM than supplementing a discussion, and were removed by a TNS administrator.

Since the OP failed to discuss his hypothesis, I chose not to pursue the links, and apparently he hasn't returned to clarify his intentions.

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Re: What is science?
« Reply #10 on: 26/04/2012 06:42:30 »
Science = facts/data
Religion = belief/faith

Both have their merits and they don't need to be mutually exclusive
Not that religion was mentioned in the OP, but what merits does it have, exactly?
Well, for a lot of people, religion is a source of comfort, hope, solace, ....
Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty atheistic myself, but I'm not blind to see what religion can do for other people. Of course there are negative aspects to religion, but so are there to science, as Ophiolite already pointed out.
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Re: What is science?
« Reply #11 on: 06/05/2012 13:34:10 »
Science is the attempt to describe the physical world by observation, measurement, and the construction of consistent models which both agree with those observations and make predictions which can be verified by future observations.

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Re: What is science?
« Reply #12 on: 06/05/2012 13:50:35 »
Well, for a lot of people, religion is a source of comfort, hope, solace, ....
Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty atheistic myself, but I'm not blind to see what religion can do for other people. Of course there are negative aspects to religion, but so are there to science, as Ophiolite already pointed out.
But the things in religion which bring comfort, such as companionship or a specific goal in life, can just as easily be found without the actual belief in god and without having to organise the way society works around this, whereas we would all still be in caves without science.

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Re: What is science?
« Reply #13 on: 06/05/2012 22:00:06 »
See the statement originally drafted by the Panel on Public Affairs (POPA) of the American Physical Society, in an attempt to meet the perceived need for a very short statement that would differentiate science from pseudoscience. Am. J. Phys. 67 (8), August 1999.
Be careful not to confuse it with the definition of physics. Somebody made this mistake before. This is a general of science in all its generality.

http://home.comcast.net/~peter.m.brown/ref/what_is_science.pdf