In three words or less
There are enough postings in there to include a definition of science even when it doesn't satisfy your requirement of "three words or less" (you can't be serious!).
In your opinion.
Can you try to define it in three words?
"The study of..."
Oh well, I tried.
Working sh-t out.
"Not blind faith".
"Proof before belief".
"Common-sense made rigorous".
The last one is 4 (if you count the compound word as 2), but it's in my mind the best "elementary" definition that captures the essence of science.
" Question of Thought"
Investigating unexplained stuff?
What scientists do!!!!
everything around you
Surely that's the scope of science, not science itself.
no, my point was science is the the laws of the universe and why everything is the way it is.
This one isn't bad at all considering the gratuitous limit of three words.
Starting from scratch, and with no limit, I would have defined it as something like: The systematic and rigorous search for the most useful and communicable ways of analyzing natural phenomena.
It appears that at the most basic level, the word means "to separate one thing from another, to distinguish," related to scindere "to cut, divide,", and then, "knowledge", but taking from the modern usage, "knowledge gained through study" is about as short as it gets. If you want to cheat a little more, "knowledge from study".
A very similar activity to defining: de+finire to limit, end. finis boundary, end.
lol ^ at that
Scientists' scientific research.
Science is the study and understanding of these laws and configurations. If there is no scientist there is no science, but the laws of nature still hold...
I almost included 'natual' in one of my attempts, but 'natural' has a specific meaning when describing science. 'Natural' science excludes sciences such as social sciences.
What the-!? Oooh.
Hardly a rigorous definition. :tongue2:
That's not ENTIRELY correct..
Damn, I broke the 3 word limit.
Separate names with a comma.