What is Science?

Science (Latin scientia, meaning knowledge) is a systemic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.

There are a lot of misconceptions about what science IS and what science IS NOT.  There are some who fear science.  There are some who apply its principles to every aspect of their lives, save one.

Science IS:

About disproving ideas.

Based in observation and testing.

About explaining reality.


About thinking of alternative explanations.

About creativity and ingenuity.

Open to constant change.

A mixture of wonder and skepticism.

Above all Science is the best method we have available to explain the world that surrounds us.

Science IS NOT:



What we would like to believe.

Arguing in favor of one position.

About collecting facts.

About status or reputation.

Telling you how to use scientific knowledge.


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