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Originally posted by cloudyday
I've read some books that define science according to experimental methods, but I think the real definition of science is broader.
My definition: science is a belief that things behave mostly according to laws that we can discover and use for our benefit. A prehistoric hunter who observes animal behaviour to improve his hunting is a scientist. On the other hand a hunter who prances around with antlers on his head to improve his hunting is not a scientist (unless it actually works reliably). Fundamentally science is mostly atheistic, because too much involvement from God would mess up the experiments. Believing in a God that does nothing is no different from being an atheist, so all scientists and all humans are atheists whether they acknowledge it or not.
Originally posted by wasco2
reply to post by Human4life
The motto of ATS, and it could be for science in general, is: Deny Ignorance. You obviously misread it as: Embrace Ignorance. Might want to give it a second look.
Originally posted by Vandettas
Too much involvment from god would mess up experiments? Where is your proof of this? Science is not a belief. To answer your question, the real definition of science is knowledge of any kind. Your definition makes me cringe, but since its your opinion, I can't do anything about that.edit on 13-10-2011 by Vandettas because: (no reason given)
I must have had a funny expression on my face, because he looked and me and kind of chuckled.