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Wikipedia says that "Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") is an enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the world. An older meaning still in use today is that of Aristotle, for whom scientific knowledge was a body of reliable knowledge that can be logically and rationally explained (see "History and etymology" section below).
The more narrow sense of "science" that is common today developed as a part of science became a distinct enterprise of defining "laws of nature", based on early examples such as Kepler's laws, Galileo's laws, and Newton's laws of motion. In this period it became more common to refer to natural philosophy as "natural science". Over the course of the 19th century, the word "science" became increasingly associated with the disciplined study of the natural world including physics, chemistry, geology and biology. This sometimes left the study of human thought and society in a linguistic limbo, which was resolved by classifying these areas of academic study associal science. Similarly, several other major areas of disciplined study and knowledge exist today under the general rubric of "science", such as formal science andapplied science."
Essentially, science is the study of all things, and it does not discriminate between fact and fiction. Many people (like the above mentioned Galileo, Kepler, Newton and other unmentioned people like Benjamin Franklin, Tim Berners-Lee and Julius Robert Oppenheimer) have all contributed to this study and are giving an increasing knowledge base to the already known facts. Whether inventing the internet (now the biggest marketplace and knowledge base ever known, the laws of gravity or the nuclear bomb, these people have given an incontrovertible contribution and an incontestable fact base, which no one can argue against.
If you are a creationist, then I apologise for the above, but you don't like what you read, go pray to the invisible guy with a beard in the clouds.
Science Science Reviewed by Matt Large on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 Rating: 5

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