‘There are lots of definitions of science, but I’ll say it’s is a body of knowledge and a method of how we learn that knowledge.
Science tells us that the stuff we think we know may not be perfectly known; it may be partly or entirely wrong. We need to watch the universe, see how it behaves, make guesses about why it’s doing what it’s doing and try to think of ways to support or disprove those ideas.
That last part is important.
Science must be – above all else – honest, if we really want to get to the bottom of things. Understanding that our understanding might be wrong is essential, and trying to figure out the ways we may be mistaken is the only way that science can help us find our way to the Truth.
Or at least, the nearest approximation to it.
Science learns. We meander a bit as we use it, but in the long run we get closer and closer to understanding reality. And that is the strength of science. And it’s all around us.’
– Plait. P. (2015, January 15) Introduction to Astronomy: Crash Course Astronomy #1