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  1. You can believe in anything. You may not know or study science, but you can defend it fanatically and reverently in religious discussions. You can sit on your ass on a chair and think how cool it will be when there are flying cars everywhere, an all-powerful artificial intelligence will work for you and bring you money, and your consciousness will wander around the world network and look for funny pictures for you. Well, immortality with life in eternal scientifically proven pleasure has not been canceled.

    Unfortunately, I have a few examples of people who are fanatical believers in science, and with them, alas, it is impossible to discuss or communicate in a human way: they live in imaginary magical worlds, where ” magic “has been replaced by the word”science”.

  2. The question wasn't posed correctly. Because “believing” in science is a beautiful figure of speech that has no counterpart in reality. And the term “believe” itself is more like toast and has nothing to do with the scientific conceptual apparatus.

    Faith for the most part refers to a centuries-old almost unshakable culture of human behavior. It is based on the canons. Changes in concepts, tools, and methods are generally unacceptable. This is a methodical qualitative thorough analysis of the situation with certain recommendations for the individual.

    Science is a field of knowledge about the search for effective changes in reality and methods of their implementation. The main thing is the appropriate context of changes in solving a set of practical and scientific problems. For its development and implementation, it is important to know and be able to confidently perform more than a dozen and a half steps of the scientific method, from qualitative analysis to strict quantitative assessments. In science, all doubts must be checked. And either confirmed or refuted on the basis of professional analysis of the facts. There can be contact with faith only in terms of intuitive assumptions.

    The main thing in science is to come to an understanding of the signs of the content and structure of phenomena. Their scale, depth, and perform measurements. Run an experiment and get reliable information. Perform verification of compliance of the applied tools with the studied processes and the predicted and confirmed result.

    As a rule, modern scientific knowledge implies correcting the activities of a large number of people in industrial, technological and socio-economic systems in terms of system integrity and interdisciplinary integration.

    For the dissemination of scientific knowledge, there is an education system. It implies the mass development of the techniques of the scientific method through educational programs and disciplines. In the full sense of the word, only a part of the disciplines can be attributed to the sciences. The rest is the art of the master, tested visually.

    It doesn't make sense to believe in science. You just need to know how to use faith and science correctly.

    Another question is if the author understands the term “believe” as unlimited trust, even to the point of recklessness. How much can science be “trusted”? Taking scientific research at its word is not allowed. There are concepts of methodological correctness and confidence accuracy, when scientific logic is checked, as well as convergence of calculations and practical verification of development. A fairly good difference of 5% is usually accepted.

    (Learn more about the steps of the scientific method and its nuances on my VKontakte page).


  3. Believe? And that Science has built temples and invites you to believe? Science is provable knowledge. You know that if an apple falls off the table, it will fly down. That water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen atoms. That seven minus two is five. You don't need to believe in science, it doesn't care about your faith.

  4. Of course, yes!

    Well, how else?

    Otherwise, I will have to double-check everything myself, and only after checking will my own knowledge appear.

    And as long as I don't have the knowledge , I believe!

    Information about scientific discoveries or just about scientific research or about phenomena proven by science is only information and you can believe in it, or you can not believe it!

    It's silly to say that apples fall there and so on – this is not a science, this is a physical phenomenon 🙂

    Otherwise, a person has no choice – he believes science, believes the evidence that someone checked and told or wrote, or showed in a video.

    So if we take the word “faith” seriously, and don't go to a religion that is repugnant to us, then we believe a lot, but almost everything – receiving information without its personal verification.

  5. It is possible, but not always necessary. The best science is your own experience. Or your own independent thoughts. And if science says that light can bend around obstacles , I almost believe it. But if she claims that man is descended from a monkey, I don't believe her for a penny.

  6. Science is the comprehension of the works of God. And because of the limitations of our mind, we cannot comprehend everything. You can't embrace the vast, but you must strive. A person should grow not only in understanding how the world works, but also why. Why are we here? An age-old unanswered question .

  7. To put it mildly, a strange question! It's not entirely clear what you mean. If we mean the translation of science into a semblance of religion, then scientific works will lose their practical meaning, and science as such will pass into the category of a kind of neo-religion. For everything that concerns the exact sciences requires proof or clear theories.

  8. Science completely falls under the concept of religion in the interpretation of the laws of the Russian Federation. It is difficult not to believe in it, because it is impossible for one particular person to check ALL the open laws of Science! But even those who don't believe in Science enjoy its wonders! And there are many more of them than in any other religion. I propose to create an appropriate religious organization, officially recognize universities and research institutes as temples of Science and give them all the appropriate benefits (which are not enough)!!!

  9. In a broad sense, science learns various objects, events and phenomena, their structure, causal relationships, forming knowledge- (the result of knowledge that can be logically or actually justified and empirically or practically verified).

    This is the main difference between science and religion: a statement in science requires confirmation and can be refuted, confirmed by arguments (logical premises used separately or in combination with others in order to prove the truth or falsity of a certain statement — thesis).

    At the same time, knowledge is not absolute and can always be questioned, criticized, or changed by new facts. Changing and refining knowledge is one of the elements of cognition.

    Religion is built on the basis of dogma, or dogma (the main position of any teaching that is accepted as true within the framework of this teaching, without the requirement of proof). What is radically different from science? Changing dogmas is almost impossible. Sanctions are often imposed for questioning or criticizing dogmas.

    A person lives by an opinion (a concept about something, a belief, a judgment, a conclusion, a conclusion, a point of view, or a statement on a topic in which it is impossible to achieve complete objectivity, based on an interpretation of facts or an emotional attitude to them).

    A person cannot fully understand the world by acquiring experience that would allow him to build an independent opinion, so one way or another in his opinion he has to turn to third-party sources. And believe them without requiring proof.

    For example, few people living on earth have been in space, studied “black holes” or shared an atom. Well, it is enough to understand them to build their own judgments (a thought that states the presence or absence of any state of affairs)

    And all the philistine statements about them are references to certain sources that are accepted on faith.

    Scientists are also human beings, and having experience and knowledge in one area may not understand another at all. And while they can form an opinion independently in their own field, in other areas they will also have to rely on taking other people's statements on faith.

    Therefore, there is no place for faith in science as a field of activity. It is based on evidence.

    And a person has to believe. Because he cannot know the full extent of knowledge.

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