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Science: Science is a systematic process of acquiring knowledge about the natural world through observation, experimentation, and hypothesis testing. It is based on the assumption that the universe is governed by natural laws that can be discovered through scientific inquiry. See also Method, Review, Knowledge, Verification, Confirmation.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Ulrich Beck on Science - Dictionary of Arguments

I 78
Science/Beck: Thesis: the origin of critique of science and technology lies not in the "irrationality" of critics, but in the failure of scientific and technical rationality in the face of growing risks and threats to civilization. This failure is not merely the past, but an acute present and a threatening future.
, >Risks, >Knowledge, >Society/Beck, >Society.
I 82
The insistence on the "purity of scientific analysis" leads to...
I 83
...the pollution and contamination of air, food, water and soil, plants, animals and humans.
>Environment, >Environmental damage, >Climate change, >Climate damages.
The result is a secret coalition between strict scientific discipline and the dangers of life that are permitted or promoted as a result.
A key factor here is the determination of the presumption of causality contained in modernisation risks, the proof of which is difficult to impossible for scientific theoretical reasons alone.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Beck I
U. Beck
Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity. New Delhi 1992
German Edition:
Risikogesellschaft Frankfurt/M. 2015

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