I know science–both the discoveries and method of–are important to me. I know that I believe we ought to deduce natural laws from the facts, as opposed to imposing them on the facts. I know that when we are dealing with social issues, it is vital to get away from subjective impressions and strive for objective truth.
Some believe science is limited to the falsifiable (more or less created by Karl Popper). Others (Brickmont, Sokel, Kuhn, Feyeraband, Lakatos, Hawkins, &c) dispute this in various ways for various reasons. One can, in fact, argue that, by the standard of falsifiable, most of what Einstein was famous for was not science, as it was not able to be falsified at the time. This can be disputed, and if you’re in the falsifiable-only camp, then you had better dispute it–if Einstein wasn’t a scientist, there are no scientists.
My point is, there is more than one definition of what science is, or what scientific method means. I want to know what you think.