What’s science?

A PhD course I took way back was about defining what science was. We read about Popper, Kuhn, Feyerabend, Lakatos and others. My lasting impression from the course was that “science” was pretty much defined as whatever the “scientific community” of a particular time defined as science. I use a rather more practical definition: Science is whatever helps us to predict the outcome of experiments or the natural unfolding of events. Science Continue Reading