Origin science or Origins science studies past singularities rather than present normalities. It focuses on things that are believed only to happened once and, by their nature, are unlikely to happen again. It is more like a forensic science rather than being an empirical science and due to impossibility to repeat past events, it uses analogies between the kinds of cause-effect relationships that we see today. Origin science claims to give only plausible answers rather than definitive ones. It tries to study the remaining evidence of past events and measure interpretations by their explanatory power. Origins science "deals with the origin of things in the past—unique, unrepeatable, unobservable events." According to R.Hedtke, it is apparent that explanations for origins are inherently and unavoidably religious and, therefore, destined to be susceptible to adaptations by personal beliefs. Given the metaphysical status of origins research, it is unlikely that science can unequivocally prove any explanation for origins that would cause it to be universally acceptable.[note 1]
- cf. "Today we cannot see whether Schrodinger's equation contains frogs, musical composers, or morality--or whether it does not. We cannot say whether something beyond it like God is needed, or not. And so we can all hold strong opinions either way." Richard Feynman
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- Randal Hedtke (2010). Secrets of the Sixth Edition. Master Books, 74. ISBN 978-0-89051-597-6.
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