Re: definition of science

From: Keith Miller <kbmill@ksu.edu>
Date: Fri Apr 22 2005 - 22:35:50 EDT

Here is one version of my definition:

Science is the human endeavor to understand how the physical universe
works by constructing testable cause-and-effect natural explanations of
events and processes based on observations of the physical world.

It is a bit cumbersome but I think it hits on most of the important
components of the scientific enterprise.

Keith

Keith B. Miller
Research Assistant Professor
Dept of Geology, Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-3201
785-532-2250
http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~kbmill/
Received on Fri Apr 22 22:43:21 2005

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