science [Lat. scientia=knowledge]. For many the term science refers to the organized body of knowledge concerning the physical world, both animate and inanimate, but a proper definition would also have to include the attitudes and methods through which this body of knowledge is formed; thus, a science is both a particular kind of activity and also the results of that activity.
Sections in this article:
- Role of Measurement and Experiment
- The Scientific Revolution
- Promise and Problems of Modern Science
- Revolutions in Modern Science
- The Beginnings of Science
- The Scientific Method
- Branches of Specialization
- Science in the Middle Ages
- The Age of Classical Science
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