Science and Technology (graded)
If the scientific test of a scientific theory is accepted by the community of men and women who are called scientists, does that mean that anything is acceptable as long as enough of the right people agree with it? Does that mean there is no such thing as scientific truth? How, if at all, does science differ from politics, art, or religion, in that case?
DO YOU HAVE A CLEAR DEFINITION OF SCIENCE IN MIND?
This is a multi-faceted question. It is a question very relevant to the United States today. Americans seem to have a high regard for science and technology at some level and yet there are a number of groups who oppose well founded scientific positions on a number of issues. In different countries the situation can be very different. How does science differ from politics, art, or religion? You’ll need to think carefully about this question. Keep in mind this is not a question about your personal opinions on specific contentious issues, it is a question about the broad society of which we are all a part and the nature of statements that are made in the environments we describe as political, artistic, scientific, or religious.
but you still need to provide a definition of science and distinguish it from the other areas. We’ll need this information for discussions in following weeks. What do you see as the differences between these fields?
It’s not that there was a disagreement among scientists that made the conclusion (high cholesterol
It is pretty common that scientific “discoveries” often get reported in the news by reporters who do not appreciate the complexities of scientific language. Reports often jump to conclusions that a food scientist would never do, are you sure this has not happened here?