in the form of testable explanations
about the universe
. An older and closely related meaning still in use today is that found for example in Aristotle
, whereby "science" refers to the body of reliable knowledge itself, of the type that can be logically and rationally
explained (see "History and etymology" section below).
Since classical antiquity
science as a type of knowledge was closely linked to philosophy
Science, like art, is not a copy of nature but a re-creation of her.
The symbol and the metaphor are as necessary to science as to poetry.
I'm not anti-science, I'm anti the way science is sometimes used.
Politics and Religion are obsolete. The time has come for Science and Spirituality.
It is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and of no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance; the more we feel how much remains unknown; and in philosophy, the sentiment of Alexander the Great|the Macedonian hero can never apply, — there are always new worlds to conquer.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality.