How do you see science?

Someone asked this in a sustainability / nature-oriented group in social media, and I was surprised by the answers. Most answers were cynical and reflected an unfavorable or even hostile view on science.

For me, science is primarily a method for learning about the world. It’s common-sense set in system, and we all use parts of it in daily life. 

The content of science changes over time. How it’s used and applied will depend on society and culture. And since science involves people, the science community has all the characteristics we see in any community. 

Why the cynical view on science? I am not sure. Perhaps it has something to do with how it sometimes is used, and what happens when money and profit get involved. 

For me, that says something about the society we live in and the economic and other systems we have. It doesn’t say anything about science itself.

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