Is science making life simple or complex?

Beauty is not subjective. Contrary to popular belief, men and women generally agree on who is and who is not physically attractive, even across different cultures.What makes someone enjoyable to look at?High cheekbones, fuller lips, big eyes, and a thin chin are associated with sexiness in women, whereas a big jaw

Is Computer Science a science?

Yes.Science is:Processes that provide reliable models for the prediction and control of the natural world;Models that result from the application of those processes; andApplication of those models.There is no fundamental requirement that science be reproducible, repeatable, or falsifiable. Suppose, for example, that you had a magic wand, and you waved

If the arxiv disappeared, would progress in theoretical physics grind to a halt?

It seems meaningful progress in theoretical physics has pretty much ground to a halt already. The arxiv gives a way for people to get around the censors and egotists in each field but the papers hardly get read. Even the journals are largely ignored except for a few trendy areas.

If the arxiv disappeared, would progress in theoretical physics grind to a halt?

It seems meaningful progress in theoretical physics has pretty much ground to a halt already. The arxiv gives a way for people to get around the censors and egotists in each field but the papers hardly get read. Even the journals are largely ignored except for a few trendy areas.

Is political science a science?

The answer to that question depends on how you define

Will only the work of philosophers remain in a 100% IoT (Internet of Things) world?

It's not what most expect, but in my opinion its worth looking at as a casual idea selected responsibly.Then again, most real work these days seems to be done in the sciences.But if philosophy is more suited to paradise than science, then we will either have a lot of philosophy, or an alternative to paradise.

Is political science a science?

The answer to that question depends on how you define

Is political science a science?

The answer to that question depends on how you define

How do atoms form thoughts? Does a thought exist or even weigh anything?

Nobody knows how atoms form thoughts. Scientists have ideas about it; they view thinking as a kind of computation that happens in the brain, and it's pretty clear in principle how neurons turning on and off (actually just turning up and down) other neurons can lead to computation. But the details are deeply mysterious and will remain so for

Philosophy of Science: Can I convert time to space and/or vice versa?

Time is defined in a variety of ways but I'm not aware of any conceptual framework that treats space and time as interchangeable entities in the same sense that energy and matter are treated. General relativity combines space and time into a single entity called spacetime. In this framework, space is

Is science a 'belief system'?

Q: Isn't science technically a belief?I suspect that the goal of the question is to try to put science on a par with religion.Everything we think is a belief. Yes. But some thoughts are about imaginary things and some thoughts are about real things.Science is humanity's effort to understand the natural universe. (A real thing.) It involves

Philosophy of Science: What are some of the most amazing facts about water?

It has a lower density as a solid than as a liquid.It is one of the few substances to exist in all three phases on this planet.It is one of the imperative basic chemicals of life.Its density is

Can philosophy defy science on a scientifically proved fact?

The folks who have responded so far don't appear to have read any philosophy of science, so I'll take a stab at this.Your question assumes the existence of "facts" that have a characteristic that they can be "scientifically proved".  As a scientist, I'm at a loss as to how one would go about doing this.  I work

Why don't some people believe in psychics?

Why don't some people believe in psychics?If the claimed abilities of psychics were reliable, repeatable, and consistent then their abilities would be accepted observed law which we would be interested in explaining with scientific processes.Even if it could be concluded that we could not yet explain the then reliable predictions of psychics, we would still be able to measure

How are philosophy and mathematics related?

Some of mathematics employs a mode of reasoning (proof from postulates)  that can be employed in broad philosophical contexts.  For example Spinoza employed Euclidean style proofs in his theology and ethics.

Do scientists believe in luck?

One of the slogans is: Luck is where preparation and opportunity meet. You can get all trained for something and if there never is an opportunity... nothing.You can be bopping along and a situation arises but you have no clue as to what to do or can't,

Can you prove anything in philosophy?

Yes, I can prove we need to teach it. I submit this question as proof. (Sorry OP)Is this question intended to ask:Is philosophy capable of producing proof?OrCan philosophy prove all possible propositions?We live in a complicated world, The current election cycle, Brexit, the banking crisis and the risk of another all trace back

What is the relationship between natural philosophy (i.e., 'science'), the Aristotelian worldview, Hermeticism, alchemy and magic?

The same relationship that holds between a qualified doctor and a quack (where science is the doctor and other mentioned gibberish is the quack, in case you don't understand).

Can science and religion coexist?

Yes, science and religion walk hand in hand. They have no choice.What was once religion is now science. We have simply changed the terms. Both science and religion grow out of metaphysics. They have the same parent. Human thinking and modeling the world according to strictly human perception and inference. What else is there? We

What is the role of belief in science? Do scientists believe in science?

YESscientists believe in science, although they have good reason to. But not everybody believes in the scientific method, many prefer dogma or mysticism over theory and evidence. Those people generally don't bother with science. The people who DO bother with science DO believe in the scientific method, that science provides the surest path toward the truth, otherwise they wouldn't

Can science inform theology or vice versa?

Theology can't directly inform science. Science is a process to determine objective reality. It is naturalistic by it's very nature; it does not seek supernatural explanations and is not designed to look for them. In fact, in this regard science is self-limiting: if the explanation was supernatural

If there is an alien race that are much more advanced than us, how would they think of us humans?

Many of the existing answers seem to be confusing 'more advanced' with 'more intelligent'.  Consider that currently, we're much more advanced than our stone age ancestors, but that's only because of accumulated knowledge, not because we're any smarter than they were.  In fact, average brain size has decreased since the development of agriculture,

Is science a 'belief system'?

Q: Isn't science technically a belief?I suspect that the goal of the question is to try to put science on a par with religion.Everything we think is a belief. Yes. But some thoughts are about imaginary things and some thoughts are about real things.Science is humanity's effort to understand the natural universe. (A real thing.) It involves

Is political science a science?

In layman's term, ‘Science' is the study of the physical and natural world through observation and experimentation.In political science too, the scholars try to study and analyze the existing political structure of the country and the world based on their observation. There is a branch

Philosophy of Science: What are some of the most amazing facts about water?

It has a lower density as a solid than as a liquid.It is one of the few substances to exist in all three phases on this planet.It is one of the imperative basic chemicals of life.Its density is

Can a science create knowledge and also can a knowledge create science?

Science is a process, the scientific method, which aims to increase knowledge, what we know. It is cyclic. 'A science' is just the arbitrary way we divide up human knowledge up into parts. We could have done it differently and occasionally we reorganise or create new branches of science. I don't think there is 'a knowledge'. Everything seems connected.

Is the concept of partial truth coherent?

This must depend on how we define partial truth. It is easy to make it a straw-dog, and it is non-trivial to make it coherent. In my reading, there are two logical systems that successfully make a partial truth coherent.(1) Fuzzy Logic is a logical system that

How do atoms form thoughts? Does a thought exist or even weigh anything?

Nobody knows how atoms form thoughts. Scientists have ideas about it; they view thinking as a kind of computation that happens in the brain, and it's pretty clear in principle how neurons turning on and off (actually just turning up and down) other neurons can lead to computation. But the details are deeply mysterious and will remain so for

How is economics defined as a science?

Why is economics defined as a science?About 125 years ago, German researches Dilthey and Weber proposed the categories used for most of the 20th century:Natural Sciences - like physicsSocial Sciences - like economicsHumanities - like the study of literatureSo economics is a social science, as opposed to a natural

Can there be science without a brain?

I would very much like to say that science continues without a brain (be it a biological brain or otherwise), but we have to go by definitions. Science is the observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena. These processes cannot

Is religion anti-science?

I'm going to play with some semantics and say no. Religion is not anti-science. People are anti-science. (Guns don't kill people, people kill guns, anyone?)I don't know of a single religion that explicitly says that the act of obtaining knowledge is sinful or otherwise against any particular facet of that religion. Most knowledge doesn't even come close to conflicting

Why do people believe the surface-level claim that Republicans are generally 'anti-science'?

This needs to be separated out into the TWO issues involved, the SECOND of which is the more important.First, is the consideration of why many people BELIEVE that the Republican Party is anti-science. In my observation, it's the same reason why lots of people believe lots of things which aren't quite true: because

Is the concept of partial truth coherent?

This must depend on how we define partial truth. It is easy to make it a straw-dog, and it is non-trivial to make it coherent. In my reading, there are two logical systems that successfully make a partial truth coherent.(1) Fuzzy Logic is a logical system that

What is the relationship of Hinduism with science?

Where did you get the idea that Hinduism says that the moon does not exist when no one is looking at it? You are probably confusing Shankara's concept of mithya with non-existence. The universe exists independently of our mind. Hinduism does not

Is science relative knowledge?

In my reading, by definition, Science must be Relative Knowledge, because Science is continually doing Research, and so it's continually Changing.Anything that continually Changes cannot be Absolute, and therefore it is Relative.We would be shocked and dismayed to hear any professor say,

Will only the work of philosophers remain in a 100% IoT (Internet of Things) world?

It's not what most expect, but in my opinion its worth looking at as a casual idea selected responsibly.Then again, most real work these days seems to be done in the sciences.But if philosophy is more suited to paradise than science, then we will either have a lot of philosophy, or an alternative to paradise.

How does one know if one really understands something or not?

Don't stop questioning  to that even the question might be silly.. the more  you find the answers of your questions, the more the percentage of your understanding will increase.so for better understanding "Don't stop questioning."

How would human religions react to contact with an advanced alien race?

Religions, like nearly all phenomena, will adapt to this change. After all, religions evolved and are still evolving.I anticipate our first contact will have as many responses as there are religions on the globe. Some will refuse to accept that the aliens exist, others will ascribe them to God as a divine way to test us, still

What is the science behind science?

Outcome based - In science the 'what is' and 'How is' are answered in such a way that, any given outcome is going to be achieved by simply following the answers n-times. Theory based - In replicating such outcomes n-times, there may be instances which are new, that

Is there anything that we cannot scientifically prove?

Aside from the folks picking apart your question, I think I know what you're asking. You're asking about the limits of science. The Observer effect (physics) has always stood out to me as an inexplicable part of nature. In short, this attempts to explain the effect that the act of

Is political science a science?

In layman's term, ‘Science' is the study of the physical and natural world through observation and experimentation.In political science too, the scholars try to study and analyze the existing political structure of the country and the world based on their observation. There is a branch

Can there be science without a brain?

I would very much like to say that science continues without a brain (be it a biological brain or otherwise), but we have to go by definitions. Science is the observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena. These processes cannot

Will there be telepathic group chats in the future?

Most likely, but not in the way you might be thinking. As technology progresses, we will likely develop some kind of brain / computer interface eventually where the computer is able to automatically implant information directly in the brain itself. Once this happens how long until people are able to communicate with each other mentally?Now, this isn't telepathy