Empirical science

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Empirical science is based on the scientific method that requires from the scientist to test a theory based on observed or predicted facts. The scientist must formulate a theory or a hypothesis based on what has been observed, then design a test by which the theory may be verified as valid or not.[1] Knowledge and data acquired in empirical science is based entirely on experience and repeatable observations. Modern science has empiricism as its philosophical foundation. If adherents of a theory or hypothesis continue believing it due to their worldview despite it cannot survive a confrontation with experience, then such attitude is usually referred to as faith in doctrinal commitment. For example, a faith in planned economy or in junk DNA have been proposed to fall into such category.[2][3]

See also


  1. Empirical Science Is Observable. the Institute for Creation Research.
  2. David Berlinski (2009). "Has Darwin met his match?", The Deniable Darwin. Seattle, USA: Discovery Institute Press (reprinted from Commentary February 1998 by permission), 308. ISBN 978-0-9790141-2-3. 
  3. Jonathan Wells (2011). The Myth of Junk DNA. Discovery Institute Press. ISBN 978-1-9365990-0-4.