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I thought science was just a word until I saw what it stood for.
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Magic but explainable
Yeah Science!
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A system of understanding the physical universe that is open to adapting to new information, even if that new information means that what was previously assumed to be true has to be henceforth regarded as false.

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
The difference between Astronomy and Astrology is that Astronomy has undergone numerous changes in the course of its history. Astrology, on the other hand, still suggests that someone born in, say, late October, is a "Libra" when in fact the zodiacal constallation the sun was in when they were born would in fact be Virgo.
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.
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Knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through the scientific method and concerned with the physical world and its phenomena.
THAT'S what science is. I don't know where you people are getting the idea that it has anything to do with fascism/communism/whatever.
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An attempt to understand the world around us through observation of natural phenomenon. One of the most important concepts in science is the scientific method - a series of steps designed to allow us to learn about our surrounding efficiently and without misunderstanding.

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.
Science allows us to learn about the world.
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A system by which the Universe is better understood by the use of observations, experimentation, theories, and peer-review by fellow scientists. Often misconstrued to be the opposite, even anathema to religion, despite the fact that:

1. Much of modern science has been established by people of faith.

2. Many religious texts do not explicitly mention themes proven by science (i.e. evolution, microbiology, etc.) due to the simple fact that such things have not been discovered yet back then. Science merely fills in the gaps that isn't religion's purpose to fill in the first place.

3. A logical response to believing in a supreme creator or creators would be for the curious to 'want' to learn more about what has been created in the first place.

4. Despite public misconceptions, the Catholic Church have been known for providing a nurturing ground for what will become known as modern science in the west, even allowing the dissection of human corpses to advance knowledge of the human anatomy which is something the Greeks and Romans would have not allowed.

5. Logically speaking, a supreme being who would give people their particular brand of intelligence and a natural curiosity of the outside world would expect them to make use of them.
Pea-brained fundamentalist : Science is evil! It encourages people to sacrifice faith in exchange for what they can only see and tough!
Arrogant materialist: Faith is for the small-minded and easily deceived! Nothing else matters except what is verifiable by Science!
Me: Fools! Stop acting as if Religion and Science are supposed to be opposites! Enough of this false-dichotomy BS! IMHO, I know that one can find ways for them to compliment each other.
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