Science - The big picture

Friday, December 28, 2012

Lots of students, even after studying science for years sometimes loose the big picture of what is science. By the way, it is highly overloaded terms. The confusion has further deepened by the use of Buddhist/Pali term ‘විද්‍යාව’ (enlightenment) as the Sinhala term for the ‘science’. There are extreme views in the society due to colonial nature of its introduction to our society. For colonially minded ‘science’ is absolute truth. On the other extreme some people think ‘science’ is just bull shit of temporary knowledge of western domination.

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