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Science The word "science" means "knowledge." The baseline definition of "science," then, is human knowledge. Empirical thought is founded on the idea that all knowledge of the world comes from sensory experience; this sensory experience can be trusted to give us an accurate picture of the world. From sensory experience, we can derive the principles whereby the world works by observing phenomena repeatedly and in controlled circumstances. Empiricism, then, is knowledge that is derived through experience. Empiricism, then, is knowledge that is derived through experience Science is the concerted human effort to understand, or to understand better, the history of the natural world and how the natural world works, with observable physical evidence as the basis of that understanding1. If scientists are constantly trying to make new discoveries or to develop new concepts and theories, then the body of knowledge produced by science should undergo constant change. ...read more.

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A primary aim of science is to collect facts (data). An ultimate purpose of science is to discern the order that exists between and amongst the various facts. Dr. Sheldon Gottlieb in a lecture series at the University of South Alabama Science involves more than the gaining of knowledge. It is the systematic and organized inquiry into the natural world and its phenomena. Science is about gaining a deeper and often useful understanding of the world. from the Multicultural History of Science page at Vanderbilt University. Science consists simply of the formulation and testing of hypotheses based on observational evidence; experiments are important where applicable, but their function is merely to simplify observation by imposing controlled conditions. Robert H. Dott, Jr., and Henry L. Batten, Evolution of the Earth (2nd edition) Science, in all it's forms, is the discipline by which Humans search for knowledge and understanding about the physical world in which they live. ...read more.

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Copyright (c) 1996 William R. Miller Design is a conscious activity, guided by aims and objectives. It refers to planned and organized actions intended to bring about some predetermined outcome, although there may also be accidental or unexpected results. Design activity usually displays expertise, knowledge, creativity and thoroughness. It has a close relationship with technology, with human needs and aesthetics. Design is sometimes referred to as a problem-solving activity. This is a fundamental error, because very rarely can a definitive answer to a design problem be provided. Design problems do not lend themselves to being "solved". Design is a process of compromise involving conflicting factors, and the best a designer or design team can hope for is to "resolve" the conflict using a certain mix of the conflicting factors. Art Any human creation which contains an idea o ther than its utilitarian purpose. Shah Jahan encarta Art is also the expression of a creativity, of pleasure in dexterity, invention, and the ingenious use of natural materials ...read more.

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