Tuesday, January 8, 2008

What Is Meant By Truth And Science?

Time saving truth from falsehood and envy. (Francois Lemoyne, 1737)

What do we mean by truth and science? Here is how wikipedia defines it:

"Science (from the Latin scientia, 'knowledge'), is the effort to understand, or to understand better, how nature works, with observable physical evidence as the basis of that understanding. It is done through observation of phenomena, and/or through experimentation that tries to simulate events under controlled conditions. It incorporates the philosophies of naturalism and employs reasoning.
In its most fundamental sense, modern science is a process by which we try to understand how the physical world works and how it came to be that way."


The meaning of the word truth extends from honesty, good faith, and sincerity in general, to agreement with fact or reality in particular.[1]

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