Science in Relation to Society

Science in Relation to Society

All around us are people, places, and things. Waking up in the morning till bedtime at night, one meets people, sees things and places, and encounters rapid growth of science. To understand what science is all about, try to observe your nature or things that you do not encounter before and ask what, where, how and when such as what is a tornado? Where does tornado occur? How does tornado becomes destructible to community? And when does a tornado appear? The answers to these many questions are provided by science. Discovering new things through observation and experimentation is science. Science is a way of knowing. Science, in English dictionary, means acquiring knowledge by using specialized skill and techniques. In Latin, science is scientia, which means knowledge. In Latin verb, science means to know. According to Dr. Sheldon Gottlieb, a lecturer at the University of South Alabama, science is an intellectual activity carried on by humans that is designed to discover information about the natural world in which humans live and to discover the ways in which this information can be organized into meaningful patterns. A primary aim of science is to collect facts (data). An ultimate purpose of science is to discern the order that exists between and among the various facts. “In science alone of all the subjects contains within itself the lesson of the danger of belief in the infallibility of the greatest teachers in the preceding generation. Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.” said by Richard Feynman, Nobel-prize-winning physicist. From the Multicultural History of Science page at Vanderbilt University, science involves more than the gaining of knowledge. It is the systematic and organized inquiry into the natural world and its phenomena. Science is about gaining a deeper and often useful understanding of the world. For me, science is a collection of knowledge (information) by observing and making scientific facts onto…


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