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The Buzz: What is Science?

Lately some ScienceBloggers have taken to tackling the age-old philosophical question, “What is science?” The ScienceBlogs mothership itself, Seed Media Group, has tackled this definition by assuming the mantra “Science is culture,” while Matt Springer from Built on Facts argues the simplistic yet controversial view that science is “the testing of ideas,” and Chad Orzel from Uncertain Principles endorses a more operational definition.


  1. #1 tim
    January 14, 2009


  2. #2 Charles Vismeg
    January 16, 2009

    The term Science in my mind (reflecting European scholastic background of over 50 years in time) – exists as the field of cerebral inquiries, a collective term. The subject of the inquiries can be anything. An inquiry is set out to find explanation to a “why”, “where”, “what”, etc., to phenomena, physical or theoretical and to record it. The finding has to stisfy testing and repeatability. The process ends with the declaration of factuality; even though some of the these facts later found to be erroneous, and superceded.
    Science is the ultimate mental exercise in understanding the realities of the universe and all that it contains.
    The importance of science can be self indulging but above all possibly the only avenue to promote human existence beyond its natural destination and niche in Nature.

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