From my personal diary, 2004-09-12 Sunday 23:24:02:

"What is science?" This question is my answer to the questions posed to me recently and independently by two people. They mention "supernatural" things and dare me to refute them. I will not.

Science is a methodology.

  • Repeatability.
  • Mathematical Modeling.
  • Least Hypothesis.
  • More?

What if there are aspects of nature that are not tractable by the methods of science? Would science be able to say anything at all about them?

What we do know is that the vast majority of nature is aproachable with the methods of science. I would have to invoke “least hypothesis” to say that all of nature is like that. Bit of a liar's paradox, there?