Re: definition of science

From: Keith Miller <kbmill@ksu.edu>
Date: Sun Apr 24 2005 - 10:25:20 EDT

Moorad wrote:

> Is the question of origins a scientific question? What role does
> mathematics play in your definition? In addition, can we limit science
> to explanations and forget about predictions?

Scientific hypothesis may be mathematical but they need not be, and
most are not. Mathematics as a discipline is not science. Testing
requires expectations to be drawn from current theoretical
understanding. Those expectations regarding future observations are
predictions.

Keith
Received on Sun Apr 24 10:30:16 2005

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