14 October 2014

What is science?

One of the biggest things that I have been thinking about lately is the answer to the question "what is science?"

The problem that I am having is that for me, it is actually quite complicated.  Is science a class, a subject, a process, a body of knowledge, or what?  Science means so much to so many different people.  For some it's a job, for others, it was that thing that stood in the way between them and their high school diploma.

That last one bothers me.  Science shouldn't be an obstacle to be overtaken, but for so many it is.  Is it because of bad experiences early on -- bad teachers, bad projects, dreaded tests?

So the question that I am asking you is this -- "what is science?"