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Science has both similarities and differences in the way it approaches knowledge as compared to other areas of knowledge

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TOK Science Essay Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. In an older and closely related meaning, "science" refers to the body of reliable knowledge itself, of the type that can be logically and rationally explained. Also, science is more similar to knowledge as an area of knowledge than the others, because it is actually based on observing and criticizing certain aspects of the environment and how things work around us. Through science we can gain knowledge of certain phenomena and characteristics of the world, and therefore apply this knowledge to make our life easier by progressing as technology evolves. ...read more.

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Moreover, science could be compared to ethics/religion. As stated before, science is the process of searching or seeking the truth on the basis of facts. If ethics is good vs. bad, right vs. wrong and true vs. false, then it must encompass the facts and evidences which is the only path leading to the truth. Whenever, whatever science claimed something it is based on facts. Unlike science, religion is fact less, illogical, irrational and orthodox. Religious view is just imaginary or hypothetical with no logical base where as science is theory. Unlike hypothesis, theory is one which has been tested, verified, proved and experimented. ...read more.

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Keeping out of reality and facts, religion has become the main source of superstition. Priests and religious leaders have become the peddlers of superstition. Science helps us to get rid of superstition. For example, leprosy was taken as the sin of the past life, but science proved it as a disease caused by the bacteria which can be treated by the regular use of medicine. Therefore, science helps us find our way through false-facts and beliefs, and head to the truth. So science is ethical. Closing, knowledge isn't really a predetermined thing and/or feature that you are born with. You gain knowledge as you grow older, and science helps in reaching a result in any hypothesis you make and therefore can help you expand your knowledge even further. ?? ?? ?? ?? Bill Kontogeorgos ...read more.

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