what is science

India
November 30, 2006 1:43am CST
science is ?????????????//////
5 responses
@nzk786 (453)
• India
30 Nov 06
Science in the broadest sense refers to any system of objective knowledge. 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 humans have gained by such research. There are different points of view regarding the scientific method: Methodological naturalism maintains that scientific investigation must adhere to empirical study and independent verification as a process for properly developing and evaluating natural explanations for observable phenomena. Methodological naturalism typically, therefore, rejects supernatural explanations, arguments from authority and biased observational studies. Critical rationalism instead holds that unbiased observation is not possible and a demarcation between natural and supernatural explanations is arbitrary; it instead proposes falsifiability as the landmark of scientific theories and falsification as the universal scientific method. (This approach has been generalized to pancritical rationalism.) Instrumentalism rejects the concept of truth and emphasizes merely the utility of theories as instruments for explaining and predicting phenomena. Fields of science are commonly classified along two major lines: Natural sciences, which study natural phenomena, and Social sciences, which study human behavior and societies. Whether mathematics is a science is a matter of perspective. It is similar to other sciences in that it is a careful, systematic study of an area of knowledge — specifically, it focuses on a priori knowledge. Mathematics as a whole is vital to the sciences — indeed, major advances in mathematics have often led to major advances in other sciences. Certain aspects of mathematics are indispensable for the formation of hypotheses, theories, and laws, both in discovering and describing how things work (natural sciences) and how people think and act (social sciences). Science as defined above is sometimes termed pure science in order to differentiate it from applied science, the latter being the application of scientific research to human needs.
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• India
30 Nov 06
best response
@malukani (126)
• India
30 Nov 06
in today's world everything is science.
• India
30 Nov 06
thanx
@rikpallav (1242)
• India
30 Nov 06
Science is know, what, how and why of everything... that we can immagine..
• India
30 Nov 06
thanx
@maddog108 (3441)
• Australia
30 Nov 06
well a scientists job is to take something he knows nothing about and make it sound like hes an exspert on the subject by useing big words yes im afraid to say we have all been fooled by the guys
• India
30 Nov 06
thanx
@joinraza (12)
• Pakistan
30 Nov 06
Science is the name of creativity
• India
30 Nov 06
thanx for response