Science- How, Why, and What?
According to the Science Council, the definition of science is “the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence.”
The word science is derived from the Latin word Scientia which means knowledge, awareness, and understanding or simply, to know. We meander a bit while using it, but, we get closer to understanding reality in the long run. There are many branches of science, dealing with each and everything that we see around us. Some examples are Kalology [kalós means beautiful, in Greek; Kalo- + -logy]; the study of beauty and aesthetics, Nephology [Nepho means relating to clouds]; the study of clouds, Etymology [Etymon means "origin of a word" in Latin]; the study of the origin of words, etc. Any word ending with ‘ology’ means the study.
There is another perspective of what you observe! We go through several stages while growing. Just consider your current stage, the proficiency you’ve attained, and the experience you’ve gained! This is exactly how science was formed; through experimentation, observation, inference, the validity of the results, and reproducibility.
The world of science is not completely explored. Our mind is voraciously searching to understand the mysteries of this world. The awareness that we acquired or the familiarity gained from our experience paves the way for the journey. Next time when you come across a situation, try to observe it from various angles! Whether you know it or not, you're soaking yourself in science!
by Chandni Krishna