Astronomy Hypertext_ Science_ A Way of Knowing

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Unformatted text preview: 1/15/12 Astronomy Hypertext: Science: A Way of Knowing A onom H pe e Science: A Wa of Knowing Lat est Modif icat ion: Jul 22, 2002 Hi ica e fi d ha a a e i g e i d ce edge ab he d ha e bee ei f, "h e ha e ," a d, "a e he e he a f i g." The fie d f eie g i ha b a ch f hi h dea i g i h he a e a d igi f edge. Wa f i g a ee f ace i a di c i f cie ce, b ea . F cie ce, ig ha a dh aea i a a ha . The e e i i ch a ci c e a c e e he he he a id a f i g e i be ide cie ce. Le c a if hi i. I he he gica e e ed a d bec ea , i i h gh h gh e igh e ea , he e a e h e h be ie e ha e hica a d a a e ca ha e ea a f a d cie ie b e e a i f he Dei . I he a i ic ha ae he ic a e a i e f ea a d e i ici a d e cie ce, b ei ed b a ic a c ec i e e e ie ce a h a bei g . G a i g ha cie ce i b eaf i g, ca e di i g i h cie ce a d i ce e f h e he a f i g. Ye , e hi e ca b ib ee e 'c ee a i fac i . Ba ed di c i f c ce , de , a , a d he ie , e ca defi e cie ce i ha h d ee a a a e e i : Sci ence: Scie nce i a h man e ffo o de i e a a of hinking abo he o ld and he n ing ha a of hinking o conce i e of he o ie ha a e logical e p e e n a ion of o e n e e pe ie nce . S ch he o ie a e he mo logical and e conomical me an of e p e e n ing pa , p e e n , and f e e e n . The b ine of cie nce i o ace in ph ical phe nome na a con i e n ce i h o de and me aning, and in hi a o in e p e and o an ce nd o di e c e pe ie nce . Ma i e cie i ha e c ib ed he defi i i f cie ce. F Ei ei , " he obje c of all cie nce i o coo dina e o e pe ie nce and o b ing he m in o a logical e m." F he Da i h h ici , Nie B h (1885- 1962), " he a k of cie nce i bo h o e e nd he ange of o e pe ie nce and o e d ce i o o de ." If i i e a Jac b B i e ha , " he e i a like ne be e e n he c e a i e ac of he mind in a and in cie nce ," he i i i i g fi d defi i i f a a d hi h ha ead e ch i e h e f cie ce. F e a e, he e T. S. E i (1888- 1965) ed ha , "i i he f nc ion of all a o gi e ome pe ce p ion of an o de in life b impo ing an o de pon i ," a d he hi he A f ed N h Whi ehead (1861- 1947) defi ed ec a i e hi h a " he e nde a o o f ame a cohe e n , logical, ne ce a e m of ge ne al ide a in e m of hich e e e le me n of o e pe ie nce can be in e p e e d." Thi i a ha he e a e diffe e ce be ee cie ce a d cie ce. Q i e he c a , he e a e a physics.gmu.edu/~jevans/astr103/ /science_aWayOfKnowing.html 1/2 1/15/12 Astronomy Hypertext: Science: A Way of Knowing n mbe of poin ha e he o apa . Among he e i he mo i a ion ha d i e cien i o nde and na e and he hidden bea ie , o ee in na e a p e- e i ing ni in he ac i i ie , and o p edic na e' co e of ac ion, hile he a i ic nde anding of na e i p ima il a eali a ion of elf and an ill mina ion of man' place in na e. To clo e hi ec ion, le mma i e o di c ion of cience b a ing ha cience i no he impe onal echnological machine ha i i of en po a ed a being. Scie ce i a e h a a f hi i g, a be i a e hi ica e d e h d f hi i g, ab he h ica a e c f h a e i e ce . Scie ce i e a i e , fa ib e , a d i i e d, b i ha be e iig f i f i he i g de a i h he e i f he he he e i a ef e i e ce . 1995, J. C. Ev ans Physics & Ast ronomy Depart ment , George Mason Univ ersit y Maint ained by J. C. Ev ans; j ev [email protected] physics.gmu.edu/~jevans/astr103/ /science_aWayOfKnowing.html 2/2 ...
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