What Is Science?

This is Ken Ham, author of the books The Dinosaurs of Eden and D is for Dinosaur.

When people consider science, they usually think of it as making observations about the natural world or maybe seeing technological advances. But did you know that’s only one of the two types of science?

First, there’s “observational science.” Now, the other kind of science tries to figure out what happened in the past. That’s “historical science.”

Unlike observational science, historical science is not directly testable, observable, or repeatable. So, what someone believes about the past becomes the framework used to interpret the observational evidence.

Why is it important to know the difference between these two sciences? That’s for tomorrow!

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This post originally appeared at https://answersingenesis.org/media/audio/answers-with-ken-ham/volume-149/what-is-science/

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