Significant properties of science
Significant properties of science
Studies natural processes

Seeks natural mechanisms

Seeks best explanation rather than absolute truth

Creates and tests hypotheses

Divides complex processes into simpler components (reductionism)

Employs careful observation

Relies on accumulated knowledge and wisdom

Is acutely aware that correlation doesn't necessarily imply causation

Advances by consensus of experts (peer review)

Independent of religion, nationality, etc.

Understanding of structures and mechanisms improves with time

Excludes what hasn't survived peer review


Presuppositions of science

Features of science

Sound science, Objective science