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Hi, I was wondering what is the point of Science?
Question Date: 2015-03-25
Answer 1:

The point of science is probably clearest when we think about the origin of science: Ultimately, all science comes from the curiosity and inquisitiveness that is fundamentally human, from questions that arise. What makes the sky blue? What makes day and night? and on and on as you can see from the questions on this site. Science is the quest by humans to answer those questions, discovering the fundamental principles that connect those answers, all using rigorous analytical thinking. In the process, many things have been discovered that have been of much use to us humans, but I like to think of that as a byproduct rather than the point of science.


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