Science FAQs:


Q: Is science a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe?

A: Yes.

Q: Is science a proper concern of government?

A: Yes.

Q: Are sciences classified as empirical sciences?

A: Yes.

Q: Is science typically subdivided into the natural sciences, which study the material universe?

A: Yes, the social sciences, which study people and societies; and the formal sciences, which study logic and mathematics.

Q: Was science the controversial but successful attempt by Socrates to apply philosophy to the study of human things?

A: Yes, and including human nature, the nature of political communities, and human knowledge itself.

Q: Is science to make sense of human beings and our nature?

A: Yes.

Q: Is science distinct in its approach and successful in its results?

A: Yes, so it now defines what science is in the strictest sense of the term.

Q: Is science distinguished institutions that exist in a number of countries?

A: Yes, and beginning with the British Royal Society in 1660 and the French Académie des Sciences in 1666.

Q: Was science therefore distinguished as the knowledge of nature and things which are true for every community?

A: Yes, and the name of the specialized pursuit of such knowledge was philosophy — the realm of the first philosopher-physicists.

Q: Is science gained by a gradual synthesis of information from different experiments by various researchers across different branches of science?

A: Yes, it is more like a climb than a leap.

Q: Is science represented by the 'S' in STEM fields?

A: Yes.

Q: Is science constantly proving everything it thought was true to be false?

A: Yes.

Q: Is science the role it plays in the expression of scientific models?

A: Yes.

Q: Are sciences often excluded as they do not depend on empirical observations?

A: Yes.