2016-09-22, 04:29 PM (ISO 8601)
Re: Silly Childhood Misconceptions on Fantasy Elements?
Er... no. None of those are "science." Somebody calling those things "science" is like somebody calling them "hat." It's taking a word that has nothing to do with them and redefining it.
Originally Posted by Amaril
Now, you can use technology as a metaphor for those things. Or as a vehicle to illustrate them. But technology is a consequence of science.
I do understand the urge to assert this, however. "Science" in today's world is often an abused term, being used to refer to political and religious beliefs in hopes of shielding them from the scrutiny they deserve by cloaking them in an aura that declares anybody who questions them "anti-science," which is distorted to mean either "stupid" or "intellectually dishonest" or "corrupt," depending on context.