What Is Scientific Knowledge?


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Neha Agrawal Profile
Neha Agrawal answered
Science is a vast subject. Different scientific knowledge can be divided into two parts according to the nature of the origin of that particular knowledge:

  • Laboratory Proven Scientific Knowledge:
Isaac Newton discovered the gravitational force and worked on to find out the nature of that force, he derived the three famous laws of force. These 3 laws can be practically proven at a well-equipped laboratory. Similarly, if we take a case of medical science, medical scientists found that lack of insulin is the cause of diabetic insipedus, so they demonstrated that a diabetic patient can be cured by the infusion of insulin.

  • Assumption Based Scientific Knowledge:
Albert Einstein is regarded as one of the most accomplished scientists in history; but the law of mass-energy for which he is so famous is based on pure assumption. E=mc2, the famous formula derived by the great scientist cannot be proved at any laboratory as it is impossible to achieve the speed of the light. Similar to this, there are beta and gamma cells present in the islet of langerhans in addition to alpha cells, which according to the medical science secret peptides. But this fact is based on pure assumption. No one has any clear idea about it.

How it is derived:
  • When it comes to different forms of scientific knowledge, it means in how many forms the scientific knowledge can be described or imbibed.
  • What people read in science textbooks is the result of the valiant effort of the scientist, who spent their whole life at laboratories to invent or derive something new or unknown. We are reading the result of their effort.
  • The conclusions they derive or what we are reading in our text books are of two types; first one, what they proved in the laboratories and the other is what they assume.
Vikash Swaroop Profile
Vikash Swaroop answered
The term scientific knowledge is attributed to some facts and principles that are acquired through the long process of inquiry and investigation. The investigation takes a long time because it goes through various aspects to come to a conclusion and the aspects include all the laws, theories, concepts and models. The definition can be expressed in other way also and you can say that it is a kind of knowledge that is acquired by the systematic study and is organized in accordance with some general principles. You can say that it is mathematics that serves that basis for most of the scientific knowledge that we have today.

The principle of using the systematic methods can be applied to any field of study to get a better result.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Scientific knowledge is attributed to some facts and principles that are acquired through the long proccess of inquiry and investigation.

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