First off let me say those are NOT my words. I'm debating someone who thinks that the statement in the thread title is true. I asked him to show me where the faith step is in the scientific method. He posted some definitions and a statement to follow it up which you can see below in quotes. Can anyone explain why he's wrong? I've heard a lot of people throw this idea around that science is a belief system too....I want some better debunking skills because my explanations dont' always come through it seems. "Check out the definition of belief… 2 of the 3 definitions have nothing to do with religion. The belief a predetermined result will occur is a HYPOTHESIS. If the human brain has a 6 second delay behind what you think and when you are aware of it, then how can a scientist not affect the outcome of an experiment if they don’t believe it will yield a result. An experiment is the observation of results. It’s the assumption of the result which sets the stage for the experiment. You start with a hypothesis(belief) and then analyze the result. Both parts require a belief system otherwise there would be no desire or justification to seek out the answer."