|Dr Michael Shermer|
director of the Sceptics Society, editor-in-chief of Sceptic magazine, and columnist at Scientific American
Science is not a thing - it is a method, a process, a way of thinking
If I could teach the world just one thing about science, then it would be that science is not a thing - it is a method, a process, a way of thinking. Science is a verb, not a noun. Science is a method for understanding the world - a process that involves evidence, reason and especially testing claims.
Most importantly, science is a naturalistic way of thinking, in terms of natural explanations for all natural phenomena. In science, there is no paranormal or supernatural. There is only the normal, the natural and mysteries yet to be explained.
Michael Shermer is author of books including The Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share and Follow the Golden Rule (buy this book from Amazon (UK) or Amazon (USA)), and Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown (buy this book from Amazon (UK) or Amazon (USA)). See his website.