What is science?
When students are asked to define science, many of them define science as “a body of knowledge gained by performing experiments.”
A more appropriate definition, however, is that “Science is … a process of inquiry aimed at building a testable body of knowledge open to rejection or confirmation” (Shermer, 2005).
There are three important points that this definition makes:
Science & Spaghetti Monsters: Understanding the Nature of Scientific Knowledge & Research.
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