The Science Of Science And Historical Science Essay

714 Words Nov 24th, 2015 3 Pages
Science is capable of explaining and verifying many things, but it cannot explain or verify everything. 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. Science is made up of the knowledge revealed to and discovered by mankind. This is why science cannot prove everything, because we do not know everything; scientist do not have all the answers they are simply guessing. When speaking of science, it is important 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 be reproduced in the present. Put another way, we cannot make definitive conclusions concerning something that was only observable in the past. The origins of our universe is a great and much debated example of historical science. Both creationists and evolutionists must use historical science when theorizing on our origins. However, evolution is taught today as…

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