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n., pl. truths (trūTHz, trūths).
1.Conformity to fact or actuality.
2.A statement proven to be or accepted as true.
4.Fidelity to an original or standard.
often Truth That which is considered to be the supreme reality and to have the ultimate meaning and value of existence.
1: a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case"
2: a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened; "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"
3: an event known to have happened or something known to have existed; "your fears have no basis in fact"; "how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell"
4: a concept whose truth can be proved; "scientific hypotheses are not facts"
The word science comes from the Latin "scientia," meaning knowledge.
How do we define science? According to Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, the definition of science is "knowledge attained through study or practice," or "knowledge covering general truths of the operation of general laws, esp. as obtained and tested through scientific method [and] concerned with the physical world."
What does that really mean? Science refers to a system of acquiring knowledge. This system uses observation and experimentation to describe and explain natural phenomena. The term science also refers to the organized body of knowledge people have gained using that system. Less formally, the word science often describes any systematic field of study or the knowledge gained from it.
f we are, and exist, and have consciousness, then that's a truth.
You said :
So science is the study of knowledge
Epistemology (from Greek episteme-, "knowledge, science" + λόγος, "logos") or theory of knowledge is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope (limitations) of knowledge. It addresses the questions:
What is knowledge?Source : Wikipedia
How is knowledge acquired?
What do people know?
How do we know what we know?
Why do we know what we know?
Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") refers to any systematic knowledge-base or prescriptive practice that is capable of resulting in a prediction or predictable type of outcome. In this sense, science may refer to a highly skilled technique or practice.
In its more restricted contemporary sense, science refers to a system of acquiring knowledge based on scientific method, and to the organized body of knowledge gained through such research. This article focuses on the more restricted use of the word. Science as discussed in this article is sometimes called experimental science to differentiate it from applied science—the application of scientific research to specific human needs—although the two are often interconnected.
Science is a continuing effort to discover and increase human knowledge and understanding through disciplined research.
Source : Wikipedia
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Know thyself !
Why You Know Nothing...About Anything (Myself Included)
Originally posted by OmegaPoint
There are a few fundamental truths
this is (the world)
[edit on 9-8-2009 by OmegaPoint]