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Is science a belief system?
Science biology, chemistry, physics (closed)
Belief system sacred: absolute moral truth
No, science is NOT a belief system
Popper science is about falsification, forever developing unlike fixed religions
Merton science thrives because it has support from society
Dawkins science is not based on `mindless irrational myths'
Weber people are moving to science because it makes sense
Example in America some states don't teach evolutionism
Yes, science IS a belief system
Polanyi provides individuals with a truth (moral / factual)
Interactionism both socially constructed
Postmodernism grand narratives have collapsed; relativism