The Science Of Science And Historical Science Essay

778 Words Nov 30th, 2015 4 Pages
Gregory Bateson, an English anthropologist, once said “Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions.” In a place and time where many individuals take the word of scientists as law, we must be careful to remember this fact. We cannot assume that because a teacher or scientist or uses the statement “science has proven” that they are unquestionably correct; it is our duty to teach this generation and the next that science is fallible and preserve them from the lies of people who would say otherwise. Science cannot prove evolution because the theory of evolution is greatly based on assumptions, beliefs, and even contradicts laws of science.

The word “science” comes from the Latin word “scientia” which means “knowledge”. Science is the knowledge and study of facts in the natural world and the process of experimenting and observing the facts in order to draw generalized conclusions. When speaking of science, it is imperative to differentiate between observational science and historical science. Observational science is that which can be observed and tested and thus proven to an extent. An example of observational science is a coach watching his team play and determining the stronger and weaker players as well as the techniques they should work on. Historical science is knowledge we exert concerning the past based on the observational remnants of the present. It is a belief that cannot be scientifically proven as it cannot…

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