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Thread #134693 Message #3283547
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
02-Jan-12 - 02:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Young Earth Creationism
Subject: RE: BS: Young Earth Creationism
LEJ alleged (pun intended) that:
Science is essentially a collection of known facts about physical porcesses (sic)
No, LEJ, science is a process (and, loosely, those who carry it out) which is essentially organized curiosity. The organization referred to there essentially resides in rules like the Scientific Method and the principles of free publication of results.
The product of science constitutes technology. (Your "known facts", LEJ.)
And the application of technology is engineering.
And of course many who engage in science also engage in engineering.
The confusion of these categories with each other (sometimes even in the minds of scientists and engineers) is a great source of popular misunderstanding of what goes on.