Despite many claims to the contrary, it is not immune to a priori assumptions or worship.
Mr. Science: Well David, we've learned that Broca's methods of measuring the skulls of various races has proven the inherent superiority of the average white male.
KK: But didn't he purposefully select younger female skulls to get a lower mean for different ethnic groups?
Mr. S: Now David, he was a highly trained professional. Don't let your political correctness get in the way of scientific fact. It's wishful thinking, and a bit too idealistic of you.
KK: But . . . isn't it true that cranial capacity doesn't have anything to do with intelligence . . . at least not as much as brain size in proportion to body size? And that women are simply proportionately smaller on average than most men?
Mr. S: Only seemingly, David. Be casreful not to draw your conclusions from biased sources.
KK: Thanks Mr. Science!
Science is also sometimes posed in opposition to religion. While the two are not necessarily incompatible, there are several points on which they disagree, and there is also a major difference in their underlying principles: Science fits the theory to the evidence. Religion fits the evidence to the theory.
Contrary to popular belief, a scientist does not (or at least should not) attempt to prove their theories correct, but rather attempt to find any flaw in the theory, so as to gain a better understanding of the fundamental principal being studied
This is an easy way of seeing why Astronomy is a science, while Astrology is now mostly relegated to the horoscopes section of the newspaper.
Newtons laws of motion are science. Frankenstein's monster was SCIENCE!
Performing SCIENCE! occasionally leads to angry mobs attacking your isolated castle, wielding pitchforks and burning torches.
"Nothing is impossible for SCIENCE!"