Science is Culture, Not Just Methods

The fruitful pursuit of scientific truth and its application, once discovered, is not just a matter of talented individuals well trained in foreign universities and supplied with the equipment they desire. These are very important, but the cultivation of science is a collective undertaking [written as 'understanding'! and success in it depends on an appropriate social structurc. This social structure is the scientific community and its specialised institutions.


The research and application are important, but the communal nature of discovery and understanding are crucial.

Folksonomies: science culture knowledge understanding

/science (0.528827)
/society (0.495038)
/law, govt and politics/politics/foreign policy (0.140974)

appropriate social structurc (0.907163 (positive:0.591965)), fruitful pursuit (0.790108 (positive:0.636876)), communal nature (0.779034 (positive:0.673057)), collective undertaking (0.735073 (positive:0.388543)), foreign universities (0.715775 (positive:0.363283)), scientific truth (0.698164 (positive:0.636876)), social structure (0.664048 (positive:0.531873)), scientific community (0.662804 (positive:0.531873)), application (0.502913 (positive:0.460374)), science (0.500405 (positive:0.388543)), matter (0.473338 (positive:0.363283)), cultivation (0.466255 (positive:0.388543)), Culture (0.461844 (neutral:0.000000)), Methods (0.461581 (positive:0.283873)), research (0.461449 (positive:0.283873)), discovery (0.460723 (positive:0.673057)), individuals (0.454657 (positive:0.363283)), equipment (0.454047 (positive:0.363283))

Scientific method (0.973229): dbpedia | freebase
Sociology (0.835465): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Science (0.725199): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Social sciences (0.629638): dbpedia | opencyc
Religion (0.586112): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Physics (0.581076): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Peer review (0.558900): dbpedia | freebase
Social structure (0.550589): dbpedia | freebase

 The Science of Science
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Dedijer, Stevan (1966), The Science of Science, Retrieved on 2014-01-22
  • Source Material []