Exploring Our World

Exploring the World We Live In.

The word "explore" is defined as: "to investigate," "to study," "to analyze," or "to look into."  The word "science" has a similar definition, as the word it is derived from means: "to know."  Both are terms that are used to describe our quest for gaining knowledge about the amazing world we live in.

Try to understand, there is a difference between what we actually "know" about the world around us, and what we only "believe" about the world around us.  The thing that separates "fact" from "fiction" is reality.  Finding reality and arriving at truth, should be the goal of all methods of investigation, especially in the field of science.

Why We Don't Shy Away from Controversy

Unfortunately, there are certain limitations being placed upon anyone involved in the field of science in the public education system today. They are required to only seek naturalistic interpretations and explanations for everything that can be observed about the world we live in.  Their reasoning for doing so does appear to be logical, but in the process it determines what their starting assumptions will be, which in turn also has an affect on the types of conclusions they will arrive at.  The field of science has "evolved," so to speak.

I do not have those same limitations.  Neither did the early founders of science.  I am free to examine any and all possible explanations for what we observe in the world around us, and in the process, I don't have to shy away if it is a controversial subject.  Actually, I believe that is closer in line with the true nature of science.  A proper use of the scientific method of investigation, requires all possible hyptheses be included in our search for the truth about the world in which we live. 

I feel sorry for all those in the field of science today who are not being afforded the same academic freedom as the early founders of science had. 

Some of the clip art on this site is courtesy of Phillip Martin.      http://www.phillipmartin.com