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date: 24 August 2019

Science—Overview 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
David ChristianDavid CHRISTIAN

Like all effective knowledge systems, science is based on induction: careful empirical observation followed by attempts to generalize. Like all knowledge systems, it is subject to falsification, to the sudden appearance of new realities, or to new forms of information that may overturn established certainties. What distinguishes modern science from earlier knowledge systems is the size of the intellectual arena within which its ideas are generated and tested. ...

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